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SubRosa – named one of the 10 best new wineries in Australia

Halliday Wine Companion 2019 front coverThe annual Halliday Wine Companion is out! And the team at SubRosa is excited to be recognised by James Halliday in his list of “Ten of the best new wineries”.

Excerpt from: Halliday Wine Companion 2019, 10 of the best new wineries

“Each of these wineries achieved a five-star rating for its first appearance in the Halliday Wine Companion guide – no small feat.”

SubRosa – When Adam Louder and partner Nancy Panter were trying to come up with a name for their winery-to-be, a dictionary fell open at the page reading, ‘happening or done in secret – origin Latin “under the rose” (the rose an emblem of secrecy)’. Cryptic crossword fare, and more wines like those of their first release will steal the limelight.”

Winter warmer

Ahhh winter…warm fires, cosy jumpers, brisk morning walks, hearty soups and stews…and delicious Shiraz.

Does it get much better?  We’re certainly enjoying the cooler weather here in the Grampians.

It’s been an action-packed year so far for SubRosa. Harvest kept Adam busy seven days a week from February – the beginning of May. He has crafted Grampians Viognier, Pyrenees Nebbiolo, Grampians Shiraz and Grampians Sangiovese Rosé (for release Summer 2018) this year.

Halliday review w wineAdam is happy with the 2018 harvest, “We had plenty of sunshine and cool nights which strung out the ripening season this will add to the complexity of our wines”.

We’ve introduced our wines to new faces and old friends as we hosted lunches, dinners and in-store tastings and attended wine festivals in Halls Gap, Warrnambool and Daylesford.

Adam took our Aristocracy Shiraz to Sydney for a Gourmet Traveller Wine dinner hosted by renowned wine journalist Peter Bourne and I hosted a Ladies Lunch at Eclectic Tastes Ballarat as part of the inaugural Plate Up Ballarat festival.

Yes, we’ve had a lot going on, but the greatest highlight of the year has been a little write-up by James Halliday in the Australian in May. We sent him our wines for the first time for inclusion in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion and he chose to feature us in the Australian Weekend Magazine.

Halliday review The AustralianJames Halliday scored our Malakoff Estate Pyrenees Shiraz 96 points, he described our Aristocracy Grampians Shiraz (95 points) as “mouthfeel, balance and studied length are on another level…vibrant red fruits, spices and feather like tannins” and our Pyrenees Nebbiolo (95 points) as having “millimetre perfect tannins”. We’re proud as punch.

We’ve had great feedback from our Wine Club members and love pulling together the orders each season.

Our Winter Wine Club delivery is red, all red! It’s not too late to join The Club for Winter. All the details can be found here.

Enjoy the cooler winter months…it will be Spring before you know it!

Cheers,
Nancy