Angove Family Winemakers proudly represents the following premium wine brands.
Barossa Valley, S.A.
Established by the Cimicky family in 1972, this quality boutique winery has been under the direction of Charles and Jennie Cimicky since 1984. Their philosophy is to remain a small family-owned company producing strictly limited red wines that are complex and individual in style and which are, using the most innovative wine-making technology available, carefully controlled from vineyard to bottle. The overwhelming success of Cimicky Wines over the years has established “cult status” for this somewhat shy, retiring and most definitely elusive wine-maker.
Ferngrove, Frankland River, WA
Ferngrove is situated in the Frankland River region, 360 kms south of Perth in Western Australia, and was established in 1998 by Murray Burton. Murray’s faith in this unique vineyard region was well founded. Thanks to its location 90 kms from the coast, between the cooling influence of the converging Southern and Indian oceans, the region has a cool climate that allows grapes to ripen with remarkable consistency from year to year. Delivering fruit and thus wine with characteristic delicacy and clear varietal character.
Ferngrove has established a reputation as a premium wine producer in the Frankland River region, and the winery is fast becoming recognised for its production of outstanding, cool climate wines from estate-grown fruit.
Central Otago, N.Z.
Gibbston Valley wines is one of the true pioneers of Central Otago, having released the region’s first vintage in 1987. Based on exceptional quality and consistency their wines have established an enviable international reputation. Low cropped hand harvested grapes provide fantastic depth of flavour resulting in wines with outstanding regional expression, complexity and finesse. This boutique producer has won more than 250 awards world wide including the prestigious trophy for the World’s Top Pinot Noir at the London International Wine Challenge.
One of the few remaining truly independent, family run and owned distilleries in Scotland, Glenfarclas, was established in 1836 and has been run by the Grant family since 1865. Using the finest natural ingredients, combined with traditional distillation methods, the unforgettable flavour of Glenfarclas is present in every bottle. Now in its 6th generation the Grant family continue this fine Scottish craft. The Glenfarclas style is elegant and sherried, quite strong, notably firm-bodied, but willing to reveal a sweet side to their nature. Recognized in Scotland as one of the very best single malts produced, Glenfarclas has an enviable reputation for quality. No selection of single malt whiskies would be complete without Glenfarclas. Glenfarclas stocks and Grant Family foresight has allowed the development of the ‘Family Cask’ Range. A unique range of single vintage, single casks from 1955 through to the current release 1995.
Margaret River, WA
In the late 1930's, Benjamin George Lee Killerby established a general store in Margaret River to supply the early pioneers in South Western Australia. In 1973, his grandson Dr Benjamin barry Killerby, established one of the first vineyards in the Geographe region. Since its establishment in 1973, Killerby has grown to be one of Western Australia's leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of varietal wines, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Semillon. The cellr door is situated in the world famous Margaret River region of Western Australia, about two and a half hours drive south of Perth. Killerby maintains its small winery essence with most of its winemaking techniques and philosophies remaining the same since it was first established. THe vines are hand pruned; select parcels of fruit are partially handpicked; the wine is made using small batch techniques; highest quality French oak barrels and meticulous attention to winemaking detail.
The Buchanan Family, founders and owners of Mount Riley Wines, have been in the Marlborough Wine Region for six generations, establishing Mount Riley in 1992. Being family owned and estate grown allows Mount Riley to control all aspects of production from the vineyard to the finished product. The cool climate region of Marlborough enjoys a long growing season with mild to warm days and cool nights ensuring fruit retains freshness and varietal character. Well known for its Sauvignon Blanc, the Mount Riley range reflects the diversity of quality vineyard sites and wines Marlborough can produce.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is a relatively young house whose style, innovation and excitement have captured the imagination of discerning champagne consumers in over 40 different countries. Founded in 1976, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has grown from a small family vineyard to become the largest selling Champagne brand in France and the third largest in the world. Much of this growth has been from the joining of the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. Through this marriage Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is the only house of any size that produce all of their cuvées exclusively from Premier and Grand Cru Vineyards.
Imaginary stories are often based on reality. True to life, they beget a legend like the legend of Palmes d’Or, a sublime champagne born from a woman’s whim and Nicolas Feuillatte’s passion. The legend of Palmes d’Or originates from Nicolas Feuillatte himself and was created as an expression of his once love for a young opera singer in the 1950’s. The legend took nearly 30 years to manifest into the ultimate homage to an unrequited love: the region of Champagne and a special champagne created in the image of his ‘Diva’ – extravagant, fantastic, sublime and unforgettable. Sourced from only the finest Grand Cru vineyards within Champagne, the Palmes d’Or Vintage and Palmes d’Or Rose Vintage are unique expressions of terrior, time and place.
Situated in northern Portugal on the Douro River, the surrounding Douro Valley is famous for the cultivation of grapes for making Port wine. The winery estate of Quinta do Pégo is located in the heart of Cima Corgo 138 meters above the surface of the Douro River. Grapes grown here are considered of the highest quality in the Duoro, with the entire estate commanding Class A Quinta Classification.
The Quinta do Pégo Vintage Port is matured for 20 months. An intense ruby-red colour, it offers a delicate bouquet of black berries and has an elegant, full-bodied and well-balanced palate. The Quinta do Pégo Late Bottled Vintage Port, is unfiltered and un-fined and spends between four and six years in barrels before bottling. Deep ruby red in colour it has complex bouquet of crystallized fruits, oranges and honey with mineral notes. It is well structured with a full palate and silky but firm tannins.
The St. Agnes range of brandies was founded in 1925 and today is Australia's most highly awarded and number one selling brandy. Its success, to some degree can be attributed to the “no compromise in quality” approach adopted since those early days. The company philosophy on brandy production revolves around the pot still, small batch process followed by many years maturation in small, oak casks.
All the brandies in the St. Agnes range are pot still brandies. This means the commitment to quality starts early.
Produced in England since 1740, Stone’s Original Green Ginger Wine has been made in Australia to the same ancient formula by Angove’s Pty. Ltd. since the early 1960’s.
Ginger is one of the oldest herbs known to man and is popular in oriental cooking and confectionary. Ginger has also been linked with many therapeutic values. The character of the ginger is drawn out by infusing it in spirit for an extended period. This infusion is then added to a neutral dry white wine, before it is then blended further with other components to make one of the varieties of fortified wines under the “Stone’s” family label.
Langhorne Creek, S.A.
Recognised as Australia’s largest and most successful premium organic wine producer, Temple Bruer’s award winning wines are all made using certified organic viticulture and winemaking practices from their vineyards in Langhorne Creek, South Australia and are regarded as industry leaders in organic viticulture and winemaking. All wines are made without the use of protein fining agents which means they are Vegan friendly. Minimal inputs are added and all of these inputs are naturally occurring in the wine. A range of preservative free wines is also available under the Temple Bruer label.
Hunter Valley, N.S.W.
The Tulloch story began in1895 when John Younie Tulloch accepted an unusual settlement for a debt owed to him – a 43 acre property in Pokolbin. On the property were 5 acres of long neglected Shiraz vines. Tulloch immediately took a liking to the place and set about rejuvenating the vines. By the 1920’s JY Tulloch was the largest vigneron in the Hunter Valley. Jay Tulloch along with daughter Christina and son Jock, continue the tradition as one of the Hunter Valley’s premium producers. Tulloch produces a broad range of premium wines including Australia’s most popular and most highly regarded Verdelho.
Barossa Valley, S.A.
When Johann Freidrich August Fielder planted Shiraz vines on the banks of the Tanunda Creek in 1847, little did he know that his vines would become some of the longest living on earth providing year in year out reliably concentrated fruit. Turkey Flat are Custodians of these vines and today produce minuscule quantities of extraordinarily concentrated low yielding fruit which are crafted in to wines of true character charm and depth by Christie Schulz and her small expert team. More than a vineyard and home to some of the Barossa’s benchmark wines, Turkey Flat is held dear to the heart of the region’s heritage. The intensity and fine balance of fruit from the ancient vines has made Turkey Flat wines highly prized and enjoyed.
In the magical earth of Veneto among the hills and vineyards, there is an ancient house. According to legend, an aristocratic lady with blue eyes and golden hair whose name was Jolanda lived in this villa. Fun and free spirited, Jolanda was a pianist with a velvety touch. She would celebrate the new vintage with gatherings of local vingnerons at the Villa where they would toast the quality and success of the year. With unbroken purity Villa Jolanda Prosecco reflects the passion and history of celebration the harvest brings each year. The Veneto region in North Eastern Italy is protected from the harsh northern European weather by the Alps in the north and bordered by the Adriatic Sea in the south, the region is known for its delicate and fresh sparkling wines. This distinguished expression from Villa Jolanda displays typical finesse. Clean, with lively aromatic apple and pear aromas the palate is light and well balanced. With a persistent fine bead and lower alcohol level (11.5%), this wine is an ideal aperitif.
Peter Cumming and his family have farmed the Bridgewater area, part of the Bendigo wine region, for over 50 years. Planting his first vineyard in the mid 1980’s Peter’s passion for winemaking culminated in the 1989 purchase of Water Wheel Vineyards, a well established winery with 20 acres of vines. Much has happened since, and today Water Wheel comprises over 300 acres of vines that provide much of the high quality fruit used to craft Water Wheel wines. Careful site selection, vineyard preparation and management, together with Peter’s passion for making distinctive wines, ensure that Water Wheel wines are consistent and speak of the earth. Water Wheel Vineyards are known for their high quality, outstanding value for money, fruit driven, varietal wines. One of Victoria’s most significant and well respected producers, they have a long history of critical acclaim and have enjoyed significant success at both Australian and International wine shows.
Adelaide Hill, S.A.
Wicks Estate is a family owned and operated wine company producing premium wines in the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s premier cool climate wine growing regions. The Wicks family has a long history of involvement in agriculture in the region, originally operating an orchard and nursery at Highbury before the establishment of the Woodside vineyard and winery. In late 1999 the 54 hectare property at Woodside was chosen for its unique aspects and diversity of terrain. Today, Wicks Estate is gaining a reputation as the rising superstar of the Adelaide Hills. Tim and Simon Wicks, with long time family friend Tim Knappstein and young gun Leigh Ratzmer are crafting stylish, elegant cool climate wines.