TOUR DIFFERENT TERROIR, EXPLORE THE EXOTIC, AND UNCOVER THE UNIQUE.
Every year, our highly anticipated VineCo™ Global Passport Series
takes us on a new adventure to the most prominent well-respected wine regions – from highly t outed up-and-coming regions to age old vineyards with long histories. A range of classic varietals to charismatic blends, this limit ed release wine series celebrates creativity and insists on excellence. Available for a short time by reservation only, it’s a one of a kind wine experience. Where will VineCo™ Global Passport Series take you?
Ready to bottle in just 6-8 weeks.
COMPLETED: 8 Weeks
APPROXIMATE YIELD: 23L
Reservation deadline for all four wines is Sunday, November 12, 2023.
Merlot Cabernet Franc, Lodi California (Kit: $196.00, Made in store: $249.50) - Red
RELEASE DATE- December 2023
ALC. VOL: 13% | BODY: Medium- Full | SWEETNESS: Dry | OAK: Medium
Introducing the harmonious medium- full bodied blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. These two renowned varietals blend seamlessly together creating a wine that is vibrant with a velvety richness. Enchanting notes of plum, sweet strawberries, and raspberry are followed by subtle hints of chocolate mocha, baking spice and licorice. The Merlot adds the fruity and berry component to the wine while the Cabernet Franc adds more perfumed herbal notes. A silky-smooth mouth feel, fresh acidity, balanced tannins, and a finish that is nothing short of radiant.
The Lodi region is nestled in the middle of the Central Valley, between San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The landscape is characterized by sprawling vineyards and rolling hills. Growing grapes has long been a part of the region’s history and it is flourishing region for wine tourism. The region is blessed with a Mediterranean climate with warm dry days, cool nights, and breezes off the San Francisco Bay. The mineral rich soil plays a big role in producing high quality, flavourful fruit. The combination of the climate and fertile soils create an idea environment for producing high quality wines.
Seared duck breast with confit potatoes
Wild mushroom risotto
Pinot Gris Sauvignon Blanc, Riverland Australia (Kit: $178.00, Made in store: $235.50) - White
This blend captures the essence of the Australian sun and breezes that carry across the region. This aromatic medium bodied blend of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc has a zesty vibrancy that dances across the palate. On the nose you are greeted with passionfruit and a hint of citrus. Fresh flavours of green apple, stone fruit, and gooseberry are complimented by subtle herbaceous nuances. This fresh and well-balanced blend, pairs perfectly with food or a casual gathering of friends.
Riverland is known as a magical wine growing land with the Murray River winding through the ancient land, dotted with red soils and sandy loams. This region stretches between the Murray River and the Great Australian Outback. The region doesn’t receive much rainfall although the Murray River helps as a source for water. It is a long-established wine growing region that is extremely important to the Australian wine industry and is home to more that 80 different varietals. Riverland has a warm continental Mediterranean climate, with long sunny days and cool nights. This allows the fruit to fully ripen, producing aromatic and bright white wines.
Green salad with herb and lemon vinaigrette
Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina (Kit: $192.00, Made in store: $249.50) - Red
RELEASE DATE: February 2024
ALC. VOL: 13% | BODY: Full | SWEETNESS: Dry | OAK: Medium
This Argentinian blend showcases the best of both worlds, combining the richness of Malbec with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Malbecs grown here stand strong on their own but when blended with Cabernet, they create complex and powerful wines that represent the Argentine terroir. Ripe red fruits with hints of violet present on the nose. The palate unfolds elegantly with flavours of dark plum, fig and jammy black fruit. Soft and rich tannins enhance the mouthfeel and add to the long rich finish.
Mendoza a high- altitude desert like region with an impressive landscape. The region sits at the foot of the Andes and is an average od 900 metres above sea level. It has some of the highest vineyards in all the world. The hot, sunny, and semi- arid climate ensures the grapes ripen fully but the cool mountain air also slows to the ripening to help maintain good acidity. Mendoza relies on irrigation channels from the Andes Mountains. Melting snow helps with water supply, although the soil Is still quite dry and rocky, which means the vines must work harder for nutrients. The end result is smaller, more concentrated fruit. The combination of high elevation and an ideal climate make a perfect growing environment for Malbec and its noble partner.
Grilled Bison burger
Wild rice and mushroom stuffed peppers
Mild blue cheese
Cabernet Shiraz, Riverland Australia (With Grape Skins) (Kit: $210, Made in store: $267.50) - Red
RELEASE DATE: March 2024
ALC. VOL: 14% | BODY: Full | SWEETNESS: Dry | OAK: Heavy
This Australian blend showcases the best qualities of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Cabernet provides structure and subtle herbal notes, while the Shiraz brings richness and dash of black pepper. The regions warm climate and fertile soils contribute to the wine’s brilliant fruit concentration and depth. The aromas and flavours are big and bold in this Riverland blend. Intense flavours of cassis, blackberry and plum are balanced by hints of leather, vanilla, and spice. The wines silky tannins lend to a smooth mouthfeel, while the vibrant acidity adds freshness to this classic Australian blend.
This warm wine producing region extends for 330 kilometres along the Murray River and is located just east of the Barossa Valley. It is the largest wine region in terms of size, number of growers, volume of grapes crushed annually and wine grape varieties available. The Continental climate brings long hours of sunshine, ensuring the grapes reach their optimal ripeness. The healthy soils and temperate climate make the region a perfect fit for grape growing. Cabernet and Shiraz are of the top varietals planted here, producing rich and intense wines. A region with a rich history in winegrowing and winemaking.
Steak with peppercorn sauce
Grilled vegetable stacks
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