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the significant distance between us and the rest of the world, we Australians take great joy in being able to connect with people from countries far and wide through
our unique and delicious wines. Were blessed with diverse and plentiful grape varieties grown across more than 60 wine regions by around 2000 different producers. And despite our relatively remote location, our winemakers are faster than a speeding Boeing when it comes to picking up on the worlds changing tastes and trends. Most recently weve witnessed our new judy sarris Editor, breed of Australian chardonnay and shiraz Gourmet Traveller WINE. styles garner success. While, in general, our bright and refreshing cool-climate wines have well and truly hit the limelight of late. 3o+ cool On the following pages, we explore wines climate Shiraz and regions making their mark on our vinous landscape, and talk to some of the countrys top wine experts, including members of the Qantas Wine Panel, about current wine trends. Tasting notes for many of the wines in the extensive Qantas cellar can be found on page 17 of this guide. While it is not possible to carry all of the wines mentioned on every flight, an inspiring selection that complements chef Neil Perrys menu has been chosen for you to enjoy. Your cabin crew will be more than happy to let you know whats on board. We urge you to explore some of the best wines Australia has to offer, and to keep your copy of the Qantas Inflight Guide to Wine for future reference.
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QANTAS WINE PANEL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS INFLIGHT SERVICE FOOD & WINE CHAMPAGNE FOCUS: TAITTINGER WINE INITIATIVE WINE TRENDS WINE DESTINATION: TASMANIA WINERY FOCUS: CAPE MENTELLE TASTING NOTES WINE INDEX CONTACTS

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Editor Judy Sarris Creative Director Sabine Schmitz Deputy Editor/Copy Editor Connell Nisbet Tasting Notes Peter Bourne, Bob Campbell MW Features Mike Bennie, Peter Bourne, Nick Ryan, Nick Stock, Tyson Stelzer Editorial Assistant Sophie McComas Cover Photography Ben Dearnley Production Controller Chris Clear Digital Pre-press Specialist John Ruperto CEO ACP Magazines Matthew Stanton Publishing Director ACP Magazines Gerry Reynolds Associate Publisher Brendon Hill Chief Executive Officer Nine Entertainment Co David Gyngell Qantas Airways Ltd Qantas Inflight Services, 203 Coward Street, Mascot, NSW 2020 Qantas Wine and Beverage Manager Claudia Lill (02) 9691 1569 Qantas Club and Frequent Flyer Service Centre 13 11 31 Qantas Reservations 13 13 13
This Qantas Inflight Guide to Wine is complimentary to Qantas passengers and was developed by Qantas Inflight Services. Published by Qantas Airways Ltd, ABN 16 009 661 901 and by ACP Magazines Ltd ABN 18 053 273 546. 54-58 Park St, Sydney, NSW 2000. 2011 All rights reserved. Printed by CaxtonWeb, 45 Huntingwood Dr, Huntingwood NSW 2148. Articles express the opinions of authors and not necessarily those of Qantas or ACP Magazines Ltd.

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wine panel

On the Pulse
The Qantas Wine Panel comprises three of Australias most highly revered winemakers and wine show judges, which makes it the perfect go-to team for news on the latest vinous trends sweeping the country.
or an industry in which many of its practitioners spend most of their working days in tattered shorts and weathered old boots, wine can be surprisingly susceptible to the winds of fashion. Our tastes in what we drink can change as rapidly and emphatically as our tastes in what we wear, and nobody is more aware of that, and more in touch with the prevailing trends in the world of wine than the three hard-working members of the Qantas Wine Panel: Tom Carson, Vanya Cullen and Steve Pannell. As acclaimed winemakers in their own right, their lives are immersed in wine. They are always looking out for whats new and exciting from other producers and places. At vinous events all over the world and at wine shows across the country, they each see a vast amount of wine and are better placed than just about anyone to comment on the big new trends in Australian wine.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT Tom Carson loves the new takes on well-known grape varieties.

Tom Carson is the winemaker for Yabby Lake, with responsibility for vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula, Heathcote and the Yarra Valley. He says, The most significant trend Ive noticed recently is the move towards approachability and consumer friendliness in Australian wines. Winemakers are focused on delivering wines that taste good rather than just being made to a technical specification. He also notes particular excitement is being generated by new takes on well-known varieties. The emergence of impressive shiraz styles has been an important recent trend, both in cooler and warmer climates, and the fantastic new breed of Australian chardonnay has been getting much-deserved attention too. Vanya Cullen is the driving force behind the renowned biodynamic family winery Cullen Wines in Western Australias Margaret River. Like Carson, she does a lot of wine-show judging in addition to her Qantas Wine Panel commitments and sees similar trends emerging. Since I first started on the Qantas Wine Panel, Ive seen a distinct move towards regional wines, and a greater sophistication and elegance in those we assess.

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UNIQUE VOICES Vanya Cullen notes the shift towards regionality.

She puts most of it down to a focus on vineyard management and a greater commitment from winemakers to truly understand what the vineyard can deliver. She adds, Im also pleased to be seeing well-balanced, fullflavoured wines at lower alcohol levels, the ever-increasing rise in the quality of Australian pinot noir, and the emergence of Tasmania as a serious wine region. Steve Pannell, whose eponymous winery, SC Pannell, is a South Australian stalwart, says, I would love to see us lose our fixation on individual varieties and start to understand the importance of blends. He adds, We wont fully express regionality until we stop focusing so much on variety. Pannell is also chair of the National Wine Show of Australia, and predicts the rise of the Mediterranean grape varieties, such as grenache and tempranillo, as important elements in our vineyards. A lot of those varieties just make sense in Australia, he explains. I think theyll really help us to make wines for ourselves for our v climate, our food, and our way of life. NICK RYAN
MOVING FORWARD Steve Pannell would like to see a greater focus on blended wines in Australia.

PhotograPhy courtesy of yaBBy LaKe, cuLLeN WINes aND sc PaNNeLL.

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international awards

The Highest Honour


Qantas, once again, scooped the pool at the famous Cellars in the Sky awards in London earlier this year. Its a glowing testament to the talent of the Qantas Wine Panel and the exceptional calibre of Australian wine.

he Cellars in the Sky awards are considered the most prestigious recognition of excellence in airline wine programs. The awards reward the best First and Business Class wines served by airlines worldwide, with entries coming from a total of 32 carriers and around 250 wines submitted for consideration. Co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge and head of the Cellars in the Sky judging panel, wine critic Charles Metcalfe, presented the 2011 awards in London earlier this year. Qantas commitment to an evolving wine program was acknowledged with six top awards, including the coveted Best First Class Cellar and Best Business Class Cellar for the second year in a row. In the individual wine categories, Qantas won Best Business Class Red for their submission of the 2008 Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz and additionally took out the Best First Class Sparkling award. Qantas also received the award for Consistency of Wines across the First and Business Class Cellars, and won the highest accolade for Best Presented Wine List. These glowing endorsements for Qantas come off the back of a wine program that began in the early 1960s, when wine writer, winemaker and raconteur, the late Len Evans AO OBE established the Qantas Wine Panel. At this point, Qantas became the first airline in the world to have a formal wine-selection process. Evans also insisted that as our national airline, Qantas should serve predominantly Australian wine. Today, the panel consists of three prominent winemakers: Tom Carson (Yabby Lake), Stephen Pannell (SC Pannell Wines) and Vanya Cullen (Cullen Wines), who have been tasting and assessing wines for Qantas since 2003. They appraise wines for First and Business in a similar manner to judging Australian wine shows where all the wines are tasted blind, then discussed on their merits. But were looking for slightly different criteria for Qantas wines, says Carson. Were after wines that drink impressively during selection, and look great in the air. High-acid whites or very oaky, dry reds can be challenging as they tend to pronounce their extremes more inflight. The top criterion is drinkability, but we also seek provenance in every wine, he adds. Carson says the validation from the awards is twofold not only rewarding Qantas for their commitment to excellence in all things epicurean, but also reinforcing the motif about the high quality of Australian wines. Qantas is winning these awards because it isnt afraid of diversity, and supporting Australian wines. Its an

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LEADING THE FIELD Qantas Nick Crabb, Louise Perrin and Paul Yankson.

endorsement of Qantas progressive approach to inflight service, and a great confirmation of the standard of Australian wine, as Qantas is up against other carriers whose focus is on international wine, explains Carson. The awards also transcend the people directly involved with Qantas, as Tim Kirk of Clonakilla, in the Canberra District, states, I am delighted, as a producer of premium Australian wine, that we have in Qantas a key ally that is prepared to back top-quality releases and offer them to their customers, showcasing how good Australian wine can be. The awards add weight to the fact, or even prove, that Australian wine can stand proudly shoulder-to-shoulder with the great wines of the world. Likewise, Iain Riggs, chief winemaker and managing director of high-profile Hunter Valley producer Brokenwood wines, says, This is a serious set of awards to take out. Its not just Australian customers who are flying Qantas, so the wineries that are selected are getting quite a bit of extra exposure. The bottom line is that Qantas success at these awards further enhances Australias reputation as a premium wine producer. Winemaker Chris Tyrrell of Tyrrells Wines, a 150-year-old Hunter Valley wine business, says he feels honoured that his familys wines are considered in the mix. There are seriously good wines on that list; its a real whos who of Australian wine. And we see a benefit. People come to the cellar door and say they want to drink our wines again because they had them on Qantas. Smaller producers also find kinship with Qantas, as David Bicknell of Oakridge Wines in the Yarra Valley explains, They have been good for us. They move an awful lot of people around the world and thats a lot more people able to try our wines for a little company like ours it really helps. The Cellars in the Sky Awards must have an impact, he continues, A big thumbs up to Qantas for winning. Overall, it makes a big statement about Qantas being supportive of the v Australian wine industry, which is also very important. MIKE BENNIE

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inflight serv ice

RAISING STANDARDS Greg Elliot, a facilitator for the Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky program.

Finest Experience
Wining and dining inflight is on par with the most exclusive restaurants thanks to the Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky program.

hile excellent wine service is a given in fine dining establishments on terra firma, the rise of the sommelier is also taking hold at 30,000 feet. Since the introduction of the Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky wine training program customers can expect to encounter wine-savvy members of the Qantas cabin crew. The Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky training program works within a similar structure to most formal wine education, with introductory, intermediate and advanced courses on offer. As Greg Elliot, a facilitator for Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky explains, this is a unique service created for Qantas customers that helps cabin crew communicate information about Australian wine while offering a premium sommelier experience. Were bringing restaurant sommelier standards to a customers seat. Participants in the Sommeliers in the Sky program are required to do formal training in wine service, such as working with waiters cloths, choosing appropriate stemware, plus demonstrate an inherent understanding of food and wine matching. The program also encourages story-telling about Australian wines, Im a big believer in wine anecdotes too being technocratic can be pretty boring, says Elliot. He goes on to reveal how vitally important it is for Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky crew to learn about international wines so that they can compare Australian wines to their overseas counterparts when customers are unfamiliar with our local drops. As Richard Moras, manager cabin crew development, explains the Sommeliers in the Sky program is a near-unique proposition from Qantas, providing comprehensive training after which, if deemed competent, participants are awarded their coveted sommeliers badges. So, when you spot a bunch of silver grapes on a crew members lapel you know youre in good hands and in for a truly v spectacular wine experience. Mike bennie

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PhotograPhy by david wheeler.

Food + wine

Secret Ingredient
High-profile chef and restaurateur Neil Perry has an intuitive understanding of trends in global cuisine, which he confidently brings to the Qantas inflight menus.

IN THE KNOW Chef Neil Perry (left) draws inspiration from around the world.

f ever there is a man who knows about food trends its Neil Perry. As chef and co-owner of restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, such as Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple, he doesnt just follow trends he sets them. Perry is a keen traveller and observer, picking up new ingredients, concepts and ideas as he flies around the world. One of his latest passions is for Middle Eastern spiced braises and tagines in part because they translate well to inflight preparation and service. Flavoursome accompaniments like tahini and yoghurt-based sauces take the theme further. Pulses and grains, such as barley, quinoa and farro, are increasingly a feature of his cuisine, especially in salads and soups where they add texture and nuttiness. Allowing top-quality ingredients to shine has always been key to his success. Picking trends is one thing, translating them into interesting airline dishes is another. Designing Qantas Business and First menus from start to finish does give Perry incredible flexibility. He says that by covering a wide range of food groups he has many opportunities to introduce the latest exciting culinary ideas from around the world. And he believes the discerning passengers who fly with Qantas are looking for new tastes and textures. Perry feels the wines offered on-board complement his menus extremely well, as the Qantas Wine Panel focuses on a food-friendly selection with an understanding of the needs of inflight service. With the man responsible for your dining experience at the top of his game, you can expect trend-setting food matched to a diverse v range of Australian fine wines on-board your Qantas flight. Peter Bourne

PhotograPhy courtesy of rockPool.

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Cha mpagne foCus

Family Affair
Taittinger is synonymous with the highest echelons of quality Champagne due to the efforts of an exceptionally talented family.
TO THE MANOR BORN The immaculate estate of Taittinger. Right: PierreEmmanuel Taittinger (centre) with daughter Vitalie and son Clovis.

he house of Taittinger holds a privileged position among the large, independent, family-owned Champagne houses, one of the remaining few to uphold the family name not only on its label but in its management. When the house was sold in 2005, the entrepreneurial Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger launched a fierce, year-long buy-back for his branch of the family. Today, he remains president, his dynamic son, Clovis, is export director and his daughter, Vitalie, oversees the artistic vision of the company. Taittinger has enjoyed a steady ascent in quality since its return to the family. Change comes slowly in Champagne, particularly in a company that prides itself on working with four varieties: chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot meunier and time. Led by the nervy structure of chardonnay, its wines are softened thanks to the blessing of long ageing in the companys four kilometres of galleries under its headquarters in Reims, including a section of breathtaking fourthcentury Roman chalk mines. Taittingers flagship, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, emerges from its distinguished resting place in the underground caves after more than a decade. The wine is a statement of intricately spun mineral texture from vines that bore to the very core of Champagnes finest chalk fields. Inimitable and arresting, Comtes de Champagne holds an enviable place among the finest blanc de blancs in the world, clearly demonstrated when the 1999 vintage won Qantas the trophy for First Class Sparkling at the 2011 Cellars in the Sky awards. Qantas has enjoyed a special relationship with Taittinger since 2008, serving Taittinger Comtes de Champagne in Qantas First, and even being able to access the rare and highly sought-after 2004 Taittinger Cuve Comte de Champagne Ros. And when only the best will do, the great Champagne house has delighted Qantas guests at events such as GDay USA and v Qantas 90th birthday celebrations. tyson stelzer

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wine initiativ e

ONLY IN OZ Regionality is a crucial element in the story of Australian wine.

A Place in the Heart


The key to Australias future success on the world stage is to champion regionality highlighting the diversity of the viticultural landscape that sets our finest wines apart.
ack in the 1980s and 90s, when the first wave of the Aussie wine invasion spread out across the world, the message was all about reliability, accessibility and a fruit-forwardness. A handful of wine-obsessives might have known about the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale but for the vast majority of international consumers discovering these wines for the first time they were simply Australian. They were technically well made, they over-delivered at relatively modest price points and they became a raging success. However, these wines told only a fraction of the story of Australian wine. Today our wine community is committed to presenting a more detailed, nuanced and infinitely more satisfying picture of our winemaking tradition. According to the government body that supports the wine industry, Wine Australia, the contemporary way to promote Australian wine in overseas markets is to focus on various wine regions to explain why Margaret River is different to Coonawarra, and show how Coonawarra differs from the Clare Valley and to shift a strategy once dedicated to increasing volumes to raising value as well. While export sales of Australian wines under $20 have declined slightly, wines at higher price-points have been enjoying exciting growth. Typically these are smaller-production wines from premium regions, the kind that highlight the diversity and breadth of Australias wine offering. When this growth is analysed by region, you can see that the new promotional message is paying dividends. Premium areas, such as Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Margaret River and the Adelaide Hills, are being recognised in international markets and appearing on exclusive wine lists alongside wines from Chablis, Rioja and Barolo. Mark Davidson, trade education manager at Wine Australia, says, We knew that focusing our efforts on premium and regional education would take to time to gain traction. Its very rewarding to see some positive numbers. The regional message is sinking in. v NICK RYAN

PhotograPhy courtesy of wine australia.

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Cooler Climes
Australias fascination with fine wines from cool-climate regions is growing stronger.

RHNE INSPIRED Eden Road is flying the flag for the Canberra District.

e are in the midst of exciting times for Australian wine with a great big shake of the rug bringing all kinds of intriguing possibilities to the surface. Wines from Australias many cool-climate wine regions are well and truly on the leading edge of whats new and happening. They really are amazing things to taste, charged with high-definition character and brightly lit with refreshing, upbeat acid structure. Australias cooler-climate regions are home to a broad range of wine styles and with such a big canvas of terroir that is underpinned by some of the planets most ancient soils, there are many options. You can start at the sparkling end of the spectrum with complex methode champenoise offerings, then run through the aromatic white selections and into medium and fuller-bodied whites, like chardonnay and viognier, all with great success. Acidity is a key to things here, holding bright and lively flavours neatly in place and driving impressive palate length. Reds tend towards more fragrant styles that are elegant and less rotund in shape. Pinot noir is the pin-up red for chillier climes and has proven to be a roaring success across many of Australias cooler regions with the depth and breadth in the offering growing convincingly in recent years. Shiraz thrives in many of our cooler-climate regions in a spicy, fragrant and exotic style with a Tasmanian example, the 2010 Glaetzer Dixon Mon Pre Shiraz, clinching the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the 2011 Royal Melbourne Wine Show. It was a watershed moment for QUALITY & VALUE Australian wine and a red letter Mac Forbes is day for Tasmania. crafting lovely Instead of thrusting the charpinot in the Yarra. acters of each grape variety into

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TOP PERFORMER The vineyards at Grove Estate.

ON LOCATION Above: The Lane Vineyard in Adelaide HIlls. Right: Tim Kirk of Clonakilla.

PhotograPhy courtesy of eden road, mac forbes/james morgan, grove estate, the lane vineyard and clonakilla.

the limelight, cooler climates tend to build wines that are more articulate, wines with a greater sense of place, and thats ultimately what makes the world of fine wine such a compelling proposition. To generalise about wine is a risky line to tread but cool-climate wines tend to be more detailed in their youth. A lot of this has to do with simple issues of ripeness: the degree of ripeness, the speed at which grapes ripen and the overall balance of the vineyard. The terrain of Australias cool-climate regions is often elevated and undulating, sometimes mountainous. The cost of farming this kind of land is vastly higher than driving the tractor along big open rows of vines on long flat plains. Theres more effort involved and that is reflected in the wines that are produced. But back to the all important issue of enjoying cooler-climate wines, and theres certainly a strong case for their suitability to food. With lower levels of alcohol and less bulky palates, the complexity of whats on the plate is free to interact with what is in the glass. And generally speaking, the best cool-climate wines are also a lessis-more proposition when it comes to oak, once again, opening the v path to easy and fulfilling enjoyment. Cheers to that! NICK STOCK
COOL- CLIM ATE PRODUCERS
Look out for pinot and sparkling wines from Tasmania especially from makers such as BAY OF FIRES and ARRAS. The Adelaide Hills is South Australias prime source of cool-climate wines. Think sauvignon blanc from producers such as SHAw & SMITH and SC PANNELL, chardonnay and pinot noir from ASHTON HILLS and spicy shiraz from THE LANE, while Penfolds Reserve Bin Chardonnay is among the countrys best examples. Victorias Yarra Valley is a pace setter for chardonnay with OAKRIDGE, TOOLANGI and SEVILLE ESTATE making thrilling wines, and pinot noir from MAC FORBES, BLOODY HILL and THE wANDERER. Red and white Rhne varietals are strong in regions like the Canberra District and the Hilltops with CLONAKILLA, GROVE ESTATE, NICK OLEARY, COLLECTOR and EDEN ROAD at the fore.

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WINE dEstINatIoN

nortHern eXPosure Josef chromy on the banks of the tamar river.

Sparkling Isle
Follow your compass south because Tasmania is the perfect destination for lovers of wine, art and great local cuisine.
asmanias vineyards are the most idyllic in the country. Lining the banks of spectacular rivers and inlets, hugging slopes orientated to catch the sun, these magnificent vistas enjoy a backdrop of forests and rolling hills. And whats more, the vineyards are ideally located to nurture premium, cool-climate wines. For the traveller, this dramatic, inviting and ever-changing landscape makes for one of Australias most breathtaking wine journeys. Its vineyards are compressed into pockets in the north, south and east of the isle, requiring little travel time between them, yet enjoying considerable diversity in terroir and climate. This accounts for Tasmanias rising talent with an extensive array of wine styles and varieties. Its no surprise that Australias most chilly, southerly extreme is such a famous territory for sparkling wine and the source of accurate and full-flavoured pinot noir, refined chardonnay, aromatic whites and finely balanced sweet riesling. Unexpected, perhaps, is its ability to create distinguished cabernet sauvignon and, more recently, to even ripen shiraz. You neednt venture far from Tasmanias largest cities to find yourself in the vines, and to the north, south and east of Hobart there are dozens of estates to discover. The nearest is Moorilla Estate (www.moorilla.com.au), just 15 minutes out of town by car or 45 minutes by ferry. A pioneer of the modern era of viticulture in southern Tasmania, Moorilla now contains MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, a confluence of wine, food, art and culture. Further up the Derwent River, the estate vineyard of Stefano Lubiana (www.slw.com.au) slopes gracefully toward the river. Winemaker Steve Lubiana crafts some of southern Launceston Tasmanias most precise aromatic whites, compelling pinot noir and Freycinet Hobart refined sparkling wines. The Coal River Valley is a 20 minute drive east of Hobart. This dry area is

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tWo in one the Meadowbank estate and Frogmore creek cellar door.

Wine anD cuLture soak up the art at Moorilla estates Mona complex.

Places to Eat
Me WaH, suite 16 Magnet court, sandy bay (03) 6223 3688 PiccoLo, 323a elisabeth st, north Hobart tHe source, Moorilla estate, 655 Main rd, berriedale, (03) 6277 9904 GaraGistes, 103 Murray st, Hobart, (03) 6231 0558 GraPe bar anD bottLe sHoP, 55 salamanca Pl, Hobart, (03) 6224 0611 sMoLt, 2 salamanca sq, Hobart, (03) 6224 2554 reMi De Provence, 252 Macquarie st, Hobart, (03) 6223 3933 bLack coW bistro, 70 George st, Launceston, (03) 6331 9333 stiLLWater, ritchies Mill, Patterson st, Launceston, (03) 6331 4153

capable of ripening everything from sparkling base to shiraz. Originally planted in 1973, the vineyard at Domaine A (www. domaine-a.com.au) is the source of the states most distinguished cabernet sauvignon. There are dozens of other sites to explore in the area, of particular note is the cellar door of Meadowbank Estate and Frogmore Creek (www.meadowbankwines.com.au). The wine epicentre of Tasmanias east coast is a couple of hours drive from Hobart, and worth every minute, if only to experience the unique, natural amphitheatre site of Freycinet Vineyard (www. freycinetvineyard.com.au) and to sample some of Tasmanias most distinctive pinot noirs and clear-cut chardonnays. A few hours north-west of Freycinet lies the Tamar Valley. The wet, humid vineyards of Tasmanias north are a stark contrast to its dry south, but every bit as spectacular, and their fruit equally outstanding. Chardonnay and pinot noir are the emphasis, and sparkling wine is a key focus. Sweet riesling is also rising to prominence. Launceston is the hub of the Tamar Valley, and its just a 15-minute drive south to Josef Chromy (www.josefchromy. com.au), or 30-minutes north along the banks of the Tamar River to Tamar Ridge (www.tamarridge.com.au). These two estates exemplify the diversity of the valley, from the cooler upper reaches of Chromy to Tamar Ridges Kayena Vineyard, surrounded by water on three sides. En route to Tamar Ridge, dont miss Pirie Tasmania (www.pirietasmania.com.au), with some of the states most acclaimed sparkling wines. The undulating hills of the Pipers River area to the east of the Tamar River are home to three of Tasmanias best known labels: Bay of Fires (www.bayoffireswines.com.au) and Pipers Brook Vineyard (www.kreglingerwineestates.com) produce beautifully crafted aromatic whites, chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wines, while Jansz Tasmania (www.jansztas.com) is a specialist of fine fizz. v TYSON STELZER

PhotograPhy courtesy of stefano lubiana, Josef chromy and moorilla. maP illustration bernhard schmitz.

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winery focus

Cape Crusader
With an impressive haul of trophies, a coastal cellar-door setting and exciting new releases on the way, Margaret Rivers Cape Mentelle is a winery to watch.
BEST IN THE WEST Expect a warm welcome at one of Margaret Rivers finest cellar doors.

hen its first vineyard was planted by the Hohnen family in 1970, Cape Mentelle (www.capementelle.com.au) was the third winery to be established in the Margaret River region after Vasse Felix and Moss Wood. Its back-to-back wins of the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 1983 and 1984 with two vintages of the Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon put the winery and region on the map. The winery is just a short drive from the thriving wine-savvy township of Margaret River on the way to the beaches at Prevelly and the mouth of the river. Its rustic yet classy cellar door was built from rammed earth and local timber, and is surrounded by plush lawns and shady native trees. With its clear focus on informative wine tastings led by knowledgeable staff and a warm welcome, it is the quintessential Margaret River cellar door. For the visitor there are the added incentives of cellar-door specials, impressive museum stocks for purchase and behind-the-scenes tours. Chief winemaker and CEO, Rob Mann, has refined the companys wines since he joined Cape Mentelle in 2005. He believes that the regions strengths are cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon sauvignon blanc blends. Since 2006, Margaret River has had a string of outstanding vintages. Mann describes the 2011 as a warm and early vintage likely to be among the best to date for cabernet from Cape Mentelle and Wallcliffe, though too hot for Wilyabrup. Cape Mentelle remains one of Margaret Rivers pre-eminent wineries. Its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are among the nations finest examples of the varieties, while the much-loved Sauvignon Blanc Semillon helps define the style of this classic v Margaret River blend. Peter Forrestal

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Wine tasting Notes


top Wines from the Qantas cellar
this detailed guide provides expert tasting notes on all the wines Qantas flies in first and Business over a six-month period. ask your flight attendant which of these wines are available on your flight, then sit back and enjoy.

the notes

Peter Bourne Wine writer and educator peter Bourne is widely acknowledged as an independent expert. he has vast experience as a national and international wine-show judge. BoB camPBell mw

Gourmet Traveller WINEs new Zealand editor and master of Wine


Bob campbell is an international wine-show judge and commentator. he provides us with this guides new Zealand tasting notes.

key
nsW = new south Wales Qld = Queensland sa = south australia tas = tasmania Vic = Victoria Wa = Western australia

For a quick reference to wines served in Qantas First and Business, see Index to Wines Served Onboard, page 48. Please ask your flight attendant which wines are onboard this flight.
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Best of Bubbles
experience the finest sparkling wine from australia and france with this well-considered selection of world-class drops. taste the fruits of the hallowed vineyards of champagne, where centuries of tradition infuse each bottle with a delicate blend of history and winemaking artifice. and be equally impressed by the outstanding expression from australias own adelaide hills.

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TasTiNgs

champagne & sparkling wine


NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Mareuil-sur-Ay (France)
This is a benchmark Champagne of style, grace and finesse. The bouquet is a complex amalgam of stone fruits, warm brioche and white blossom, its flavours are equally intricate held tight by a fine, zesty acid finish.

NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Rserve Reims (France)


How a Champagne can consistently offer such intensity and complexity, poise and elegance is a conundrum. The bouquet is of nectarine, grapefruit, marzipan and glazed fruit. The palate shines with vitality, with an underlying power and persistency. Top stuff.

NV Croser Sparkling Wine Adelaide Hills, SA


First produced by Brian Croser as a single-vintage wine in 1985, it has been in the hands of Andrew Hardy at Petaluma for the past 13 years. This recent non-vintage release is a consistent and rewarding sparkler ideal for any occasion. Its clean, fresh and deliciously drinkable.

1999 & 2000 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blancs de Blancs Reims (France)
Pure chardonnay sourced from grand-cru sites in the Ctes de Blancs. Its both elegant and exotic with an ethereal charm. The 1999 has rich flavours of white peach and fresh nougat, while the 2000 carries more pink grapefruit freshness.
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2004 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Ros Reims (France)


This is as impressive as the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. It is 70-per-cent pinot noir, the balance chardonnay all from grand-cru sites. Red fruits dominate the nose with a background of almond meal and spice. Intense yet refined.
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White Wine
The ultra-cool 2011 vintage saw a marked change in the style of several of Australias classic whites. The Clare and Eden Valley rieslings are tighter and brighter than their predecessors, with many built for the long haul. 2011 also reinforced the move to highly detailed chardonnays. While savoury whites continue to inspire not only our sauvignon blanc semillon blends but pinot gris and grigio, too.

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AUSTRALIAN WHITES
2009 Ashton Hills Vineyard Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker Stephen George crafts wines of incredible subtlety and finesse. His 2009 Chardonnay is delicate and refined. A wine of great poise with white nectarine and pink grapefruit flavours, underpinned by a fine, refreshing acidity.

2011 Bay of Fires Sauvignon Blanc Tasmania


There is a purity to this Tasmanian wine that sets it apart from its mainland counterparts. Fresh, bright aromas of gooseberry, wild nettles and cut grass flow seamlessly to an equally lively palate, with a delicate texture and a burst of flinty acidity sustaining the finish.

2007 Brokenwood Stanleigh Park Vineyard Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW


Winemaker Iain Riggs kept a parcel from the Stanleigh Park Vineyard aside for bottle maturation. Released after five years, its gained richness and complexity, with dry toast and candied-honey flavours, and citrus and spice on the finish.

2011 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River, WA


This benchmark Margaret River blend echoes Bordeauxs traditional savoury dry whites. Aromas of wild herbs, nettles and passionfruit flow on to a crunchy palate a subtle background of spicy oak adds structure and textural richness.

PhotograPhy by ben dearnley.

2011 Clonakilla Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Canberra District, NSW


This interpretation of a classic blend is compelling. It shows aromatics of citrus, spices, honeydew melon and herbs. The savoury and complex palate is almost creamy yet tightly bound by a fine mesh of grapefruit acidity.
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2009 Clonakilla Viognier Canberra District, NSW


Winemaker Tim Kirk is one of the few to tame this high-spirited Rhne variety. It is a complex, savoury dry white with aromatics of honeysuckle, musk and ripe apricot. A seam of mineral acidity helps control the funky wild-ferment characters.

2010 Dexter Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula, Vic


Tod Dexter spent many years as winemaker for Stonier. All the while he worked his own vines at Merricks North. This 2010 chardonnay is one of the resultant wines. Deep aromatics of white peach, fig and spices, interplaying with lemon acidity and toasty oak influences.

2011 Eden Road The Long Road Chardonnay Tumbarumba, NSW


The Eden Road winery is near Canberra but the fruit comes from Tumbarumba. A cool 2011 vintage results in a taut pink grapefruit and white stone-fruit flavoured beauty. A touch of spice and citrus acidity completes the picture.

2010 First Creek Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay Hunter Valley, NSW


Much-awarded winemaker Liz Jackson made this classic Hunter chardonnay, with fresh aromas of orange blossom, white stone fruit and honeydew melon. A hint of spice and roasted cashews adds intrigue.

2010 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling Frankland River, WA


The crew at Frankland Estate are devoted to riesling, hosting the triennial Frankland Estate International Riesling Tasting. This 2010 is delicately floral, intensely spicy and deliciously juicy. A clean, slaty acidity seals the deal.
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2010 Gembrook Hill Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley, Vic


This is the antithesis of simple sauvignon, with its partial barrel fermentation and extended yeastlees contact adding depth, texture and complexity. Mineral, almost to the point of earthiness, its lemonbright acidity will keep it fresh as it continues to build savoury flavours.

2010 & 2011 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling Clare Valley, SA


Jeffrey Grosset proudly carries the mantle as king of Australian riesling. This iconic wine shows a remarkable vintage consistency always trim and taut with lemony fruit flavours, subtle spices and a refreshing mineral acidity that adds both energy and vitality.

2011 Grosset Rockwood Riesling Clare Valley, SA


Rockwood Riesling is made exclusively for Qantas by Jeffrey Grosset. It carries all the hallmarks of a classic Clare Valley riesling with intense aromas of pink grapefruit, white peach and passionfruit. Vibrant and sparklingly vital.

2011 Grosset Springvale Riesling Clare Valley, SA


Jeffrey Grosset has two highly individual vineyards, the Polish Hill on lean, slaty soils near Mintaro, and Springvale at Watervale in the heart of the Clare Valley. Springvale is a juicier style with lime, apricot and passionfruit flavours, exotic spices and a lemon-bright finish.

2010 Henschke Coralinga Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA


Stephen and Prue Henschke are increasing their focus on the Adelaide Hills. This is a restrained sauvignon with lemon pith, fresh nettle and passionfruit aromas. A steely palate, with a thread of citrusfresh acidity drives the finish.
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2010 Howard Park Flint Rock Chardonnay Mount Barker, WA


This is a clear, precise chardonnay sourced from the Mount Barrow vineyard. Its a truly modern style with tight grapefruit and melon aromas and a flinty acid structure. There is oak, but its way in the background, leaving the deliciously juicy citrus flavours to shine.

2011 Howard Park Miamup Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River, WA


Winemaker Jancis McDonald has taken the Howard Park wines to a higher plane. This wine is aromatic with wild herb, gooseberry and passionfruit flavours plus a hint of lemon pith and lanolin. The texture is intriguing; the finish persistent.

2007 & 2008 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay Margaret River, WA
The Leeuwin Estate Art Series has retained it benchmark status for 30 years. Peaches and cream are the best descriptors, with aromas of grilled almonds and fresh nougat. The palate is texturally rich and complex, the finish is beguiling.

2010 Leura Park Estate 25 dGris Pinot Gris Geelong, Vic


Established in 1995, Leura Parks cool, maritime vineyard is now in its prime. This is a subtle, stylish pinot gris with floral aromas of honeysuckle, guava and Bosc pear. The palate is clean, lean and precise, with flavours of poached pears and wild honey, and a long finish.

2011 Lost Valley Winery Cortese Central Victoria


Cortese comes from Piedmont, Italy, and Lost Valley is the first to plant it in Australia. This shows aromas of orange blossom, passionfruit and Nashi pears. Clean and crisp, with flavours of white nectarine and cumquats and a hint of spice. It has a zesty finish.
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2005 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW


This single-vineyard wine vies with Tyrrells Wines Vat 1 for the title of Australias most-awarded semillon. Fresh and vital with herbal notes and a hint of honey-on-toast and lime marmalade. Lemon-fresh acid keeps it bright and focused.

2011 Mesh Riesling Eden Valley, SA


Mesh is a joint venture between Clare Valleys Jeffrey Grosset and the Hill Smith family. It is made from old-vine fruit. Lemon blossom, pink grapefruit and wet-slate aromas flow seamlessly through a tight, linear palate to a fresh, mineral, acid finish.

2010 Nepenthe Ithaca Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA


This multi-award-winning wine is made with pristine, cool-climate fruit, with French oak, yeast lees and malolactic fermentation adding depth. A bouquet of pink grapefruit, ripe melon and honey-like aromas opens out to reveal a rich, layered palate and a finely balanced finish.

2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Lusatia Park Vineyard Chardonnay Yarra Valley, Vic
From the coolest part of the Yarra at Woori Yallock, this lean, mineral chardonnay echoes Chablis. Aromas of white blossom, pink grapefruit and lemon pith with a tightly coiled palate and a burst of citrus-bright acidity to finish.

2007 Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA


Bin A is a pure expression of Adelaide Hills chardonnay. Finesse is the key with mouth-watering grapefruit and nectarine aromas, and spices in the background. Harmony between fruit and oak defines the palate.

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2007 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay South East Australia


With only a tiny number of cases produced, the 2007 is an exceptionally limited release. It is made with fruit from the Adelaide Hills, Tasmania and west Victoria, with subtlety, elegance and refinement its key parameters.

2010 Pepper Tree Venus Block Reserve Chardonnay Orange, NSW


From the drought-breaking 2010 vintage, this is a chardonnay of delectable pink grapefruit and white-peach fruit flavours with subtle oak influences adding both depth and complexity. Zesty acidity brings a final shine.

2005 Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon Barossa Valley, SA


The Hunter Valley claims fame as Australias top semillon region yet this Barossan has reaped plenty of top wine-show awards. Lemon pith and wild honey greet the nose with hints of spice and dried herbs. A steely acid backbone asserts the longevity of this great semillon.

2009 Picardy Chardonnay Pemberton, WA


This is a pure and precise wine with a razor-sharp balance of fruit and acidity. Intense white peach and pink grapefruit flavours act as a platform to Dan Pannells sympathetic winemaking that adds both character and complexity.

2011 Primo Estate Joseph Pinot Grigio dElena Adelaide, SA


This ultra-smart pinot grigio is Joe Grillis tribute to his daughter, the vines planted in the same week as Elena was born in 1998. It has fresh aromas of pear and grapefruit with a hint of aniseed spice. Intensity is key, with a rich mouthfeel and a fine, mineral finish.
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2011 Printhie Mountain Range Pinot Gris Orange, NSW


Fruit sourced from the highest slopes of Mount Canobolas provides this pinot gris with pear, lemon pith, honeysuckle and exotic spice flavours, with Drew Tuckwells winemaking bringing depth, length and complexity. A racy acidity lifts the finish.

2011 Scotchmans Hill Sauvignon Blanc Bellarine Peninsula, Vic


This is pure sauvignon with no fancy yeasts, no oak, no malolactic fermentation and just a short time on yeast lees to add complexity. The result is a very drinkable drop with flavours of freshly picked herbs, gooseberry and passionfruit. The palate is clean, tight and persistent.

2011 SC Pannell Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA


Steve Pannell is one of Australias most creative winemakers. From the cool 2011 vintage, this textbook sauvignon blanc is vibrant, mouth-watering and juicy, with oodles of passionfruit and fresh gooseberry flavours.

2009 Shadowfax Chardonnay Victoria


Shadowfax winery is named after Gandalfs horse in Lord of the Rings. Winemaker Matt Harrop finds the best parcels of fruit from Victoria for this tight and bright chardonnay. White blossom and grapefruit aromas underpin flavours of melon, fig and grilled almonds.

2011 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA


Cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith made their first sauvignon in 1989. Then it was pioneering, now its a benchmark. Fresh passionfruit and gooseberry perfumes leap from the glass. Its bright and breezy with a burst of mouth-watering acidity to finish.
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2010 Sidewood Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA


The Inglis family partner with winemaker Natasha Mooney to produce this distinctive chardonnay. 2010 was a cool vintage delivering a wine with white peach and apricot flavours, a touch of marzipan adding spice. Clean and bright modern chardonnay at its best.

2010 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River, WA


The Stella Bella vineyards are in the cooler southern area of Margaret River bringing fine, gentle flavours to their wines. The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of passionfruit, gooseberry and honeysuckle. The palate is citrus-fresh with buoyant fruit flavours and a chalky finish.

2008 Stonier KBS Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula, Vic


This single-vineyard chardonnay is named after founder, Kenneth Brian Stonier. Its all about fruit purity with aromas of white peach and pink grapefruit enlivened with a hint of grilled almonds and sweetly spiced oak. The palate is deep yet the finish is zesty.

2008 Toolangi Estate Chardonnay Yarra Valley, Vic


The Toolangi Estate vineyards are in the cooler part of the Yarra Valley. The 2008 Estate Chardonnay has a dance-on-the-tongue lightness with white stone-fruit flavours and a bouquet of warm toast and lemon-myrtle spice. Citrus-bright acidity sustains the finish.

2011 Tower Estate Carey Gully Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA
The late Len Evans set the Tower Estate philosophy source varieties that best express the regions terroir. 2011 was a cool season, with the resultant wine showing gooseberry, nettle and snow-pea aromas, and a clean, crisp palate.
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2005 Tyrrells Wines Vat 1 Hunter Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW


Vat 1 is showered with medals and trophies at almost every wine show. The 05 is only just beginning to reveal its glories with hints of lemon essence and almond biscotti. The palate is at once fresh and vibrant, then rich and complex, with a bright, zesty finish.

2010 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay Margaret River, WA


In just five years, winemaker Virginia Willcock has taken the iconic Margaret River winery to new heights. This award-winning wine has rich, peaches-and-cream flavours refreshed by a final zap of lemon-bright acidity.

2009 & 2010 Woodlands Chloe Chardonnay Margaret River, WA


First planted in 1973, Woodlands quickly assumed cult status. The 2009 Chardonnay has classic regional characters of peaches and cream with a hint of toffee, while the 2010 is showing more youthful freshness.

2009 Xanadu Chardonnay Margaret River, WA


Winemaker Glenn Goodall took advantage of the excellent 2009 vintage to craft this outstanding chardonnay. Aromas of white nectarine and fresh pear, with beeswax, nougat and roasted almond complexity. The palate is long and even.

2010 Yabby Lake Vineyard Single Vineyard Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Winemaker Tom Carson is justly proud of this award-winning wine. It shows aromas of citrus blossom, lemon rind and almond meal with a creamy texture and tight mineral finish. Its a wine of great poise and purity.
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Red Wine
A raft of 2010 reds reinforces the strength of the vintage that left the drought behind. Pinot noirs from 2010 are among Australias best with a subtlety and style that sets them apart. Cool shiraz is all the go with 2010 producing a swath of spicy styles. Meanwhile, Western Australia has had a run of stellar vintages, starting with 2007, and running through to 2012, with cabernet-based wines on top form.

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AUSTRALIAN RedS
2008 Ashton Hills Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills, SA
From an estate vineyard high in the Adelaide Hills, this pinot has aromatics of redcurrant and wild strawberry with dusky spices. The palate combines fragrant fruit and savoury complexity draped over a fine spine of juicy acidity.

2009 Ashton Hills Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills, SA


Winemaker Stephen Georges Reserve Pinot shows intense redfruit aromas and strawberry, with sweetly aromatic spices in the background. The palate has a silky charm with plenty of fragrant fruit and a touch of savoury complexity.

2008 Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra, SA


This is an elegant and refined Coonawarra red. Concentrated flavours of blackcurrant and ripe mulberry set the scene, framed by a web of sinewy tannins which provide depth, breadth and persistency.

2008 Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra, SA


Winemaker Pete Bissell was the 2005 Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year. The Tally has rich cassis and mocha flavours, a fine, velvety tannin structure and a long, lingering finish.

PhotograPhy by ben dearnley.

2010 Bests Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz Grampians, Vic


Bin 1 is the sibling to The Thomson familys iconic, Bin 0 Shiraz. The 2010 shows beautiful perfumes of ripe raspberry, plum and mocha chocolate with a touch of spice. It has an incredible depth of fruit and a layer of plush tannins.

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2010 Brokenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot McLaren Vale, SA


This benchmark red shows blackcurrant and ripe plum on the nose, with cedary oak in the background. On the palate rich, succulent black fruits abound with some exotic spices and sweet, ripe tannins to carry the finish.

2010 Caillard Mataro Barossa Valley, SA


Andrew Caillard is a Master of Wine, Langtons auctioneer and an artist to boot he painted the label. This is a mataro with considerable poise and finesse. Licorice, gingerbread and dark-plum flavours with fine, ripe tannins offering a parting flourish.

2009 Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA


Cape Mentelle came to prominence when the 1982 and 1983 Cabernet Sauvignon won successive Jimmy Watson Memorial trophies. Ripe blackcurrant and mocha aromas nestle with exotic spices and a touch of peat. Rich, multi-layered and complex it has a big future.

2005 & 2008 Castagna Genesis Syrah Beechworth, Vic


Julian Castagna is a fervent believer in biodynamic principles. The 2005 is crammed with intense, dark berry fruit, earth and black truffles. A dash of viognier adds an acid lift to the finish. The 2008 is incredibly dense, with flavours of black fruits, clove, red licorice and fresh earth.

2010 & 2011 Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz Hilltops, NSW


A classy, medium-weight shiraz from the Hilltops region. These are two cooler, post-drought vintages, which show pure, red-berry fruit aromas with hints of Oriental spice. The palate is clean, with raspberry and redcurrant fruit flavours enmeshed in a web of fine tannins.
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2011 Clonakilla ORiada Shiraz Canberra District, NSW


When the 2007 crop was decimated, Tim Kirk looked over his fence for some extra grapes. The purchased parcel spawned a new label, ORiada. This spicy little number reflects the cool 2011 vintage with a knife-edge balance between vibrant red-fruit aromas and deep, savoury flavours.

2009 & 2010 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier Canberra District, NSW


This Cte Rtie-inspired red sets the benchmark for Australian shiraz viognier blends. The viognier lifts the sweet red-fruited bouquet. Its flavours of ripe raspberry and dark cherry are raised by a whiff of white pepper and Oriental spices.

2010 Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River, WA


Sitting below the highly revered Diana Madeline, this is an irresistible Bordeaux-style blend. Raspberry leaf and dried-herb aromas lead to a soft, medium-weight palate with a fine framework of savoury tannins.

2009 & 2010 Cullen Diana Madeline Margaret River, WA


Named in honour of pioneering Margaret River wine producer, Di Cullen, this is the epitome of great Australian cabernet. An almost ethereal Bordeaux-style red. Its a wine of great depth and intensity, with berry flavours, subtle spices and fragrant dried-herb characters.

2008 dArenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale, SA


Chester Osborns winemaking is very traditional. This cab sav has aromas of ripe blackcurrant and mulberry interplaying with sweetly spiced oak. Rich, dark-berry fruits and bitter chocolate notes, with muscular tannins driving the finish.
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2008 Farrside By Farr Pinot Noir Geelong, Vic


Pinot pioneer Gary Farr has been joined by his son Nick, who now handles the winemaking. Farrside is a 10-year-old plot planted with popular Burgundian clones. Rich and bold with masses of dark-berry fruits backed by savoury tannins and an earthy minerality.

2005 Geoff Merrill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra & McLaren Vale, SA
Geoff Merrill is one of Australias top winemakers. This wine blends the elegance of Coonawarra cabernet with the power of McLaren Vale. Its an amalgam of mulberry and cassis with a hint of eucalypt. Dusty tannins sustain the finish.

2010 Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA


Amon-Ra was considered to be the king of all Egyptian gods. This is an equally exalted expression of Barossa shiraz. Rich black-fruit flavours are backed by coffee, licorice and sweet spices. Its decisive tannins carry the wine to a positive conclusion.

2009 & 2010 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA


Winemaker Ben Glaetzers roots are anchored in the Barossa. Indeed, his Bishop Shiraz oozes the regions vinous persona with chocolate cake and ripe blackberry fruit flavours and a slick of fine-grained tannins. The 2009 is a bold and brash, the 2010 a tad more refined.

2007 Gralyn Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA


Graham and Merilyn Hutton, (hence Gra-lyn) planted their first vines in 1975. This classic cabernet offers perfumes of blackberry, licorice, violets and exotic spices. Balanced and richly flavoured, it shows a deep core of dark berry fruits with fine, cedary tannins.
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2008 Gralyn Estate Reserve Shiraz Margaret River, WA


This premium Margaret River shiraz is only available at cellar door or by mail order. It has aromatics of dark plum, mulberry and mocha-chocolate. Rich flavours of the same dark fruits are supported by sweet spices.

2009 Grant Burge Balthasar Shiraz Eden Valley, SA


Grant Burge is moving his focus to the cooler Eden Valley, the wines now showing greater structure and finesse. Aromas of raspberry, sour cherry and bitter chocolate, with hints of clove and savoury spices. The palate is also savoury with a velvety mouthfeel and a long finish.

2009 Grant Burge Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa, SA


This cab sav shows blackcurrant and blueberry aromas with hints of tobacco, fresh mint and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied yet richly flavoured with fine, velvety tannins adding texture and intrigue, and sustaining the finish.

2010 Grove Estate The Cellar Block Shiraz Viognier Hilltops, NSW
Winemaker Richard Parker and viticulturalist Brian Mullany teamed up with Tim Kirk to make this wine at Clonakilla. Spicy aromatics interplay with raspberry and dark-plum flavours; a touch of sweet oak adds depth and finesse.

2006 & 2008 Heathcote Estate Shiraz Heathcote, Vic


Heathcote Estate is right next to the regions pioneer, Jasper Hill. The 2006 shows its regional typicity with a core of dark-berry fruits, licorice and an earthy minerality, while the 2008 has blackberry fruit and dark chocolaty flavours with a backbone of cedary tannins.
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2005 Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium Barossa, SA


The early settlers brought a love of brass bands to the Barossa, especially for the powerful notes of the B-flat Euphonium. This blend of shiraz, cab sav, merlot and cab franc is equally commanding with bitter chocolate and black-fruit flavours and a deep, earthy finish.

2010 Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvdre Barossa Valley, SA


Dean Hewitson established his winemaking career with Petaluma before starting his eponymous label. This is an intense yet buoyant mourvdre with sour cherry, black plum and a sprinkling of all-spice. An earthy richness completes the picture.

2010 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic


Hoddles Creek Estate is one of the Yarras hidden gems. Its a high, cool, south-facing site. The 2010 vintage spawned a pinot that walks a fine line between opulence and subtlety, its ripe red-berry fruit flavours underpinned by a thread of acidity and spicy tannins.

2009 Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon Great Southern and Margaret River, WA
This is Howard Parks icon cabernet. 2009 shows blackcurrant, mulberry and Damson plum with hints of sweet mint and savoury herbs. Deeply concentrated with fleshy dark-berry fruit flavours swathed in layers of finely grained tannins.

2008 Hurley Vineyard Hommage Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic


In the Burgundian manner, Hurley bottle its pinots from three very individual sites. Hommage shows aromas of sweet ripe plums and dried herbs. Soft red and blueberry fruits prevail with subtle spice and gamy complexity.
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2008 Hurley Vineyard Lodestone Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic


Lodestone, a stunning vineyard planted in 1998, is now really hitting its straps. The 2008 displays perfumes of crushed strawberry and warm earth, with sweet red-berry fruits and a touch of truffle-like complexity.

2010 John Duval Wines Entity Shiraz Barossa, SA


When John Duval left Penfolds, the wine-world held its collective breath in anticipation of his eponymous wines. Entity is a wonderful interpretation of great Barossa shiraz. Black fruits and Blood plums with cinnamon and clove, framed by strapping tannins.

2010 John Duval Wines Plexus Barossa Valley, SA


Plexus is John Duvals Southern Rhne-inspired blend of shiraz, grenache and mourvdre. A classic iron fist in a velvet glove, its lean and muscular yet has a rich, gentle heart filled with black fruits, cedar characters with hints of licorice and dark chocolate.

2010 Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir Tasmania


Josef Chromy is an amazing character. Pepik is his Hungarian nickname, used here on this clean and pure pinot noir. Carefully crafted by winemaker Jeremy Dineen, it shows red-cherry flavours, and has fine acidity and mild tannins on the finish.

2009 Knappstein Enterprise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley, SA


The Knappstein winery began life as the Enterprise Brewery, giving its name to this prestige cabernet. Dense blackberry fruits mingle with warm earth and aniseed characters, while a rich shroud of cedary oak adds impact.
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2009 Ladies Who Shoot their Lunch Shiraz Strathbogie Ranges, Vic
Producer Fowles Wine has flown well under the radar until the release of this label. Theyve now got their heads up with this jolly good shiraz loaded with dark-berry flavours, hints of exotic spice and a deep, underlying savoury character.

2006 Mac Forbes Hugh Cabernet Yarra Valley, Vic


This medium-bodied red weighs in at just 12.5 per cent alcohol. Black cherry, blueberry and cedar on the nose. The palate is tight and elegant with flavours of dried herbs and sweet spices. A fine veneer of slinky tannins provides the foundation for a wine of profound character.

2010 Mayer Bloody Hill Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic


Timo Mayer makes wine at Gembrook Hill, while tending his own vines in his spare time. This savoury pinot has earthy aromas mingling with sweeter florals and red fruits. The palate is adroit and finishes with gentle, chalky tannins.

2010 Moss Wood Amys Margaret River, WA


This is a multi-vineyard blend combining blueberry and blackcurrant flavours with subtle violets and redcurrant characters. Cab sav gives the backbone with petit verdot, malbec and merlot adding fruit depth, with spicy oak melding the varietal components.

2009 Moss Wood Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Winemaker Keith Mugford loves pinot noir, but Margaret River isnt the best spot to grow it. So, hes turned to Mornington. Sweet strawberry and red-cherry flavours, backed by silken tannins with a refreshing burst of acidity to finish.
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2006 Moss Wood Moss Wood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA
Moss Wood sets the regional benchmark with this classy cabernet. 2006 was a cool vintage, yet it is a subtle red. Blueberry and cassis flavours interplay with sweet spices and an iodine-like character. Fine tannins help sustain the finish.

2008 & 2009 Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz Grampians, Vic
The legacy of the late, long-time Mount Langi Ghiran winemaker Trevor Mast lives on in Cliff Edge. Black, white and pink pepper spices, savoury blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate flavours are bound by a fine web of velvety tannins.

2010 Oakridge Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic


David Bicknell is an amazing winemaker, his wines are brilliant across the board. Although a mere baby, his 2010 Pinot is a joy; its redberry fruit aromas interplay with spicy oak and truffle-like characters. The palate has the intensity and depth of a much grander wine.

2007 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia


New American oak embellishes fruit from numerous vineyards with sweet vanillin flavours and a dense mocha chocolate richness. A lush and plush cabernet with dark-berry fruit flavours and a hint of spicy Christmas pudding.

2010 Rosabrook Cabernet Merlot Margaret River, WA


Margaret River stalwart Mike Calneggia has joined Brian Fletcher to lift Rosabrook to new heights. This is a juicy blend with aromas of dark-berry fruits and mocha-sweet oak. The palate shows black plum and all-spice flavours, while fine cedary tannins sustain the finish.
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2008 & 2010 SC Pannell Shiraz McLaren Vale, SA


Winemaker Stephen Pannell is part of the Qantas Wine Panel, and has a vast international experience. This duo of shiraz vintages shows great character and complexity, with dense dark-berry fruit, entwined by an intricate framework of firm, finely textured tannins.

2008 SC Pannell Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale, SA


A harmonious Rhne-style blend by Stephen Pannell that offers density and intensity, with potent black cherry and dark-plum fruit flavours at its heart, cloaked in a taut framework of finely textured tannins.

2006 & 2008 Seppelt Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz Heathcote, Vic
An intriguing pair of vintages both warm and dry, producing wine of excellent intensity and structure. Dark berries and ripe plum flavours backed by cedary oak and some meaty nuances. A framework of firm, mouth-coating tannins help carry the finish.

2009 St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz Barossa, SA


Named in honour of long-time winemaker Stuart Blackwell, this definitive Barossa shiraz has flavours of licorice, tar and leather wrapped around a core of rich, dark-berry fruits. The big, bold and powerful palate is harnessed by a firm grip of sinewy tannins.

2008 St Hallet Old Block Shiraz Barossa, SA


Universally regarded as one of the legendary Barossa reds, Old Block Shiraz is sourced from mature, low-yielding vineyards. Its typically big, bold and potent, with spicy blackberry fruit flavours and rich chocolate characters. Firm cedary tannins auger well for a big future.
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2009 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Fleurieu Peninsula, SA


Brian Croser, formerly behind the iconic winery Petaluma, has created Tapanappa. This delicious pinot expresses floral aromas of redcurrant jelly and crushed strawberry with a touch of wild herbs. The palate is sweetly savoury.

2010 Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic
The quirky name was created when three neighbours, just ten minutes by tractor apart, agreed to share their vineyard equipment. Owner Martin Speddings 10X Pinot shows strawberry and ripe cherry flavours, exceptional grace and style.

2010 Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley, SA


A Southern Rhne-style red with a twist, instead of GSM, its GMS grenache, mourvdre and shiraz. Ripe plum and cranberry aromas with hints of Asian spice. Sweet, spicy red-fruit flavours, with bright acidity, supple tannins and a persistent and energetic finish.

2010 The Lane Vineyard Block 5 Shiraz Adelaide Hills, SA


The Block 5 Shiraz has aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, licorice and black-pepper, with a touch of spice. The gentle palate shows more red fruits and savoury spices with finegrained tannins adding textural richness, which drive the finish to a flamboyant finale.

2009 & 2010 The Lane Vineyard Single Vineyard Shiraz Viognier Adelaide Hills, SA
This beautiful, cool-climate site spawns shiraz with white pepper, sweet spice, raspberry fruit flavours and fine-grained tannins. A dash of viognier adds fragrance, a silken texture and helps soften the finish.

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2010 The Wanderer Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic


Winemaker Andrew Marks family own Gembrook Hill, where he works when hes not wandering. This pinot is delicate and fineboned. Its shows redcurrant, wild strawberry and fresh porcini flavours, with a fine balance of acid and tannins to finish.

2006 Torbreck Descendant Shiraz Viognier Barossa Valley, SA


Dave Powell planted the Descendant vineyard in 1994 with cuttings from ancient vines. He co-ferments eight per cent viognier to give a perfume lift and silky texture. Lavender and violet aromas mix with blackberry fruit flavours while dusty tannins restrain any tendency to excess.

2011 Vinteloper Adelo Adelaide, SA


David Bowley is a new maker of highly individual wines. This is a blend of Portuguese variety touriga with shiraz and pinot noir. Its a soft red with sweetly savoury flavours (red fruits and exotic spices), mild-mannered tannins and a fine, energetic finish.

2005 & 2007 Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River, WA
These mature cabernet blends both show an intense bouquet of cassis and ripe blueberry lifted by fresh cedary oak and a hint of dried herbs and fresh spearmint. Fine tannins provide a firm framework and lead to deep, persistent finish.

2010 Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz McLaren Vale, SA


Woodhenge is the post and rail fence at the Wirra Wirra winery. Intense and powerful, this shiraz has a bouquet of boysenberry and wild blackberry, which leads to an equally fruit-driven palate. Sweet, spicy plum-cake and licorice flavours add depth and detail.
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2009 Woodlands Alma May Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA


This is Woodlands top wine a cabernet sauvignon with a splash of malbec and petit verdot. Dense mulberry, mint, violets and cedar aromas lead to a rich, powerful palate, flowing seamlessly on to a firm and muscular finish.

2007 Woodlands Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA


2007 was a great vintage in Western Australia. This wine is mostly cab sav, with four per cent malbec and a splash of cabernet franc. Its a rich, smooth, seamless wine, already drinking beautifully, with a long cellaring potential.

2009 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA


Winemaker Glenn Goodall crafted this outstanding cabernet sauvignon. It has aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, cedar, dark chocolate and spice, with a ripe, fleshy palate. Fine, powdery tannins carry the finish.

2008 & 2009 Yabby Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic
This vineyard is one of the Morningtons showpiece sites. With Qantas Wine Panel member Tom Carson at the winemaking helm, this pair of pinots reveal bright, red berry fruit flavours, a touch of spicy cedar with a fine tannin finish.

2003 & 2004 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No 1 Yarra Valley, Vic
The late Bailey Carrodus was one of the Yarras pioneers, tenaciously producing this Bordeaux-style red. Its a cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot blend crafted into a vinous masterpiece, with intensity, power and persistence. Drink with reverence.
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New Zealand Wines


World-class sauvignon blanc and exemplary pinot noir from Central Otago and Marlborough provide a clear insight into the magic of New Zealand.
new zealand whites
2011 Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
A medley of passionfruit and redcapsicum flavours with underlying gooseberry and grapefruit. A perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.

2011 Charlotte Sound Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough


Mellow and creamy, with lemongrass, nectarine and ripe apple flavours, plus a hint of brioche from extended yeast-lees contact.

2011 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough


Concentrated wine with mineral, citrus and lemon-grass flavours and a touch of Granny Smith apple. Bone dry with assertive acidity.

Elegant wine with intense passionfruit, stone-fruit and lemon-grass flavours, plus nutty yeast-derived characters.

2009 John Forrest Collection Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough


Concentrated sav blanc with purity and drive. Mineral salts, gooseberry and lemon-grass flavours. A powerful and linear wine.
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2010 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

2011 Kimi Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough


Delicately perfumed wine with grapefruit, gooseberry, red capsicum and a subtle floral influence. It has gentle fruity acidity.

new zealand reds


2008 Gibbston Valley Gold River Pinot Noir Central Otago
Silken-textured pinot with a mix of ripe plum, dark cherry, spice, wild herbs and subtle, nutty oak flavours. Elegant and contained, with hints of voluptuousness.

2009 Jackson Estate Vintage Widow Pinot Noir Marlborough


Plump, ripe dark-cherry and plum flavours flattered by a hint of spicy oak. Achieves a luscious intensity. Dangerously easy to drink.

2010 Mount Riley Seventeen Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough


A mix of cherry and strawberry flavours, and a savoury suggestion of wild herbs and Oriental spices. Fine tannins give a drying finish.

2010 Mud House Pinot Noir Central Otago


A supple, succulent pinot noir with sweet cherry and plum flavours and a hint of spice. Its seductive, with a silken texture that is very appealing.

2010 Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir Central Otago


Bright, high-energy pinot noir with dark cherry, plum, spice and nutty oak flavours. Beautifully proportioned and impressively concentrated with a lengthy finish.

2010 Spy Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough


Concentrated dark plum and berry fruit flavours with a touch of smoky oak. A silken-textured wine with good weight and richness.
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Sweet & Fortified


Take inflight dining to the next level with a selection of Australias finest sweet and fortified wines the ideal way to end one of Neil Perrys culinary experiences.

AustrAliAn sweet wines


2008, 2009 & 2010 Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon Riverina, NSW
This trio of vintages all carry rich flavours of apricot, custard-apple and golden syrup, with acidity slicing through the sweetness.

2007 & 2008 De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon Riverina, NSW
Noble One is Australias top dessert wine. Its super-intense apricot flavours are counterpoised by a bright, lemon-fresh acidity.

2010 Frogmore Creek Iced Riesling Tasmania


Scents of lemon blossom, luscious stone fruits and orange zest set the scene. The mouth fills with exotic flavours, while a nervy, quartz-like acidity drives the finish.

2006 Lillypilly Noble Blend Riverina, NSW


A lovely bouqet of apricot, cumquat, butter-scotch and candied citrus peel. Rich texture fills the mouth; zesty acidity cleanses the finish.
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2010 & 2011 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Clare Valley, SA
Fresh pineapple and apricot fruit flavours abound, checked by a piercing citrus-fresh acidity.

2010 Scarborough Late Harvest Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW


Perfumes of fresh figs, lychee and candied lime flow to a palate of white plum and cumquat, with a hint of lemon juice on the finish.

AustrAliAn fortified wines


Grant Burge 20 year-old Tawny Barossa, SA
A rich bouquet of dried fruits, walnuts and dusty barrel-aged complexity; the finish is smooth, dry and harmonious.

Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Muscat Rutherglen, Vic


Brandied prune, spiced plum, crme caramel and spice cupboard greets the nose. The texture has a treacle-like consistency.

Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Tokay Rutherglen, Vic


This tokay (now known as topaque) has molasses, cold tea and crme caramel flavours lifted by a touch of aniseed and five-spice.

Penfolds Grandfather Tawny multi-regional


A rich, complex bouquet of malt, walnuts, raisined fruit, toffee and dusty rancio characters. It has a mouthfilling viscosity and a smooth, dry finish.

Seppeltsfield Para Grand Tawny Barossa Valley, SA


A rich butterscotch bouquet with lots of raisined fruit and dusty spices. Smooth and complex, the finish is cut by clean, spicy spirit.
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index to wines serv ed onboard

QANTAS FIRST 2008 Ashton Hills Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills, SA 31 2009 Ashton Hills Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills, SA 31 2008 Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra, SA 31 2011 Bay of Fires Sauvignon Blanc Tasmania 21 2009 Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA 32 2011 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River, WA 21 2005 & 2008 Castagna Genesis Syrah Beechworth, Vic 32 2011 Clonakilla ORiada Shiraz Canberra District, NSW 33 2011 Clonakilla Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Canberra District, NSW 21 2009 & 2010 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier Canberra District, NSW 33 2009 Clonakilla Viognier Canberra District, NSW 22 2009 & 2010 Cullen Diana Madeline Margaret River, WA 33 2008 Farrside By Farr Pinot Noir Geelong, Vic 34 2010 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling Frankland River, WA 22 2010 Gembrook Hill Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley, Vic 23 2010 Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 34 2007 Gralyn Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA 34 2008 Gralyn Estate Reserve Shiraz Margaret River, WA 35 2010 & 2011 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling Clare Valley, SA 23 2010 Henschke Coralinga Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA 23 2005 Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium Barossa, SA 36 2009 Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon Great Southern & Margaret River, WA 36 2008 Hurley Vineyard Hommage Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic 36 2008 Hurley Vineyard Lodestone Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic 37 2007 & 2008 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay Margaret River, WA 24 2011 Lost Valley Winery Cortese Central Victoria 24 2005 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW 25 2009 Moss Wood Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic 38 2006 Moss Wood Moss Wood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA 39 2010 Oakridge Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic 39 2007 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia 39 2007 Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA 25 2007 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay South East Australia 26 2005 Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon Barossa Valley, SA 26 2009 Picardy Chardonnay Pemberton, WA 26 2011 SC Pannell Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA 27 2008 & 2010 SC Pannell Shiraz McLaren Vale, SA 40 2008 SC Pannell Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale, SA 40 2006 Seppelt Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz Heathcote, Vic 40 2010 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River, WA 28 2008 St Hallett Old Block Shiraz Barossa, SA 40 2008 Stonier KBS Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula, Vic 28 2009 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Fleurieu Peninsula, SA 41 2010 The Wanderer Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic 42 2006 Torbreck Descendant Shiraz Viognier Barossa Valley, SA 42 2005 Tyrrells Wines Vat 1 Hunter Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW 29 2010 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay Margaret River, WA 29 2009 Woodlands Alma May Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA 43 2009 & 2010 Woodlands Chloe Chardonnay Margaret River, WA 29 2007 Woodlands Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA 43 2008 & 2009 Yabby Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic 43 2010 Yabby Lake Vineyard Single Vineyard Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula, Vic 29 2003 & 2004 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No 1 Yarra Valley, Vic 43 QANTAS BUSINESS 2009 Ashton Hills Vineyard Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA 21 2008 Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra, SA 31 2010 Bests Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz Grampians, Vic 31 2010 Brokenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot McLaren Vale, SA 32 2007 Brokenwood Stanleigh Park Vineyard Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW 21 2010 Caillard Mataro Barossa Valley, SA 32 2011 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River, WA 21 2010 & 2011 Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz Hilltops, NSW 32 2010 Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River, WA 33 2008 dArenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale, SA 33 2010 Dexter Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula, Vic 22 2011 Eden Road The Long Road Chardonnay Tumbarumba, NSW 22 2010 First Creek Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay Hunter Valley, NSW 22 2005 Geoff Merrill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra & McLaren Vale, SA 34 2009 & 2010 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 34 2009 Grant Burge Balthasar Shiraz Eden Valley, SA 35 2009 Grant Burge Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa, SA 35 2011 Grosset Rockwood Riesling Clare Valley, SA 23 2011 Grosset Springvale Riesling Clare Valley, SA 23 2010 Grove Estate The Cellar Block Shiraz Viognier Hilltops, NSW 35

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2006 & 2008 Heathcote Estate Shiraz Heathcote, Vic 35 2010 Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvdre Barossa Valley, SA 36 2010 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic 36 2010 Howard Park Flint Rock Chardonnay Mount Barker, WA 24 2011 Howard Park Miamup Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River, WA 24 2010 John Duval Entity Shiraz Barossa, SA 37 2010 John Duval Plexus Barossa Valley, SA 37 2010 Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir Tasmania 37 2009 Knappstein Enterprise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley, SA 37 2009 Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz Strathbogie Ranges, Vic 38 2010 Leura Park Estate 25 dGris Pinot Gris Geelong, Vic 24 2006 Mac Forbes Hugh Cabernet Yarra Valley, Vic 38 2010 Mayer Bloody Hill Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Vic 38 2011 Mesh Riesling Eden Valley, SA 25 2010 Moss Wood Amys Margaret River, WA 38 2008 & 2009 Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz Grampians, Vic 39 2010 Nepenthe Ithaca Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA 25 2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Lusatia Park Vineyard Chardonnay Yarra Valley, Vic 25 2010 Pepper Tree Venus Block Reserve Chardonnay Orange, NSW 26 2011 Primo Estate Joseph Pinot Grigio dElena Adelaide, SA 26 2011 Printhie Mountain Range Pinot Gris Orange, NSW 27 2010 Rosabrook Cabernet Merlot Margaret River, WA 39 2011 Scotchmans Hill Sauvignon Blanc Bellarine Peninsula, Vic 27 2011 SC Pannell Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA 27 2008 SC Pannell Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale, SA 40 2008 Seppelt Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz Heathcote, Vic 40 2009 Shadowfax Chardonnay Victoria 27 2011 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA 27 2010 Sidewood Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, SA 28 2009 St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz Barossa, SA 40 2010 Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, Vic 41 2010 Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley, SA 41 2010 The Lane Vineyard Block 5 Shiraz Adelaide Hills, SA 41 2009 & 2010 The Lane Vineyard Single Vineyard Shiraz Viognier Adelaide Hills, SA 41 2008 Toolangi Estate Chardonnay Yarra Valley, Vic 28 2011 Tower Estate Carey Gully Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, SA 28 2011 Vinteloper Adelo Adelaide, SA 42 2005 & 2007 Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River, WA 42 2010 Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz McLaren Vale, SA 42 2009 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA 43 2009 Xanadu Chardonnay Margaret River, WA 29 CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINES NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Mareuil-sur-Ay (France) 19 NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Rserve Reims (France) 19 NV Croser Sparkling Wine Adelaide Hills, SA 19 1999 & 2000 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blancs de Blancs Reims (France) 19 2004 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Ros Reims (France) 19 NEW ZEALAND WINES 2011 Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 44 2011 Charlotte Sound Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 44 2011 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 44 2008 Gibbston Valley Gold River Pinot Noir Central Otago 45 2010 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 44 2009 Jackson Estate Vintage Widow Pinot Noir Marlborough 45 2009 John Forrest Collection Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 44 2011 Kimi Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 45 2010 Mount Riley Seventeen Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 45 2010 Mud House Pinot Noir Central Otago 45 2010 Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir Central Otago 45 2010 Spy Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 45 SWEET AND FORTIFIED 2008, 2009 & 2010 Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon Riverina, NSW 46 2007 & 2008 De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon Riverina, NSW 46 2010 Frogmore Creek Iced Riesling Tasmania 46 Grant Burge 20 year-old Tawny Barossa Valley, SA 47 2006 Lillypilly Noble Blend Riverina, NSW 46 Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Muscat Rutherglen, Vic 47 Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Tokay Rutherglen, Vic 47 2010 & 2011 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Clare Valley, SA 47 Penfolds Grandfather Tawny multi-regional 47 2010 Scarborough Late Harvest Semillon Hunter Valley, NSW 47 Seppeltsfield Para Grand Tawny Barossa Valley, SA 47

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contacts

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