Introducing... Nimbostratus

Introducing... Nimbostratus

Whitlands is located in North East Victoria: a 9km long plateau that runs along the top of the western tip of the King Valley. Ranging from 700m - 900m ASL it's one of the coldest grape growing regions in Australia and the highest elevated region in Victoria. It's mostly planted with grapes for sparkling base but also includes pinot gris, riesling & pinot blanc

By Dan Simmons

Introducing... Ari's Natural Wine Co.

Introducing... Ari's Natural Wine Co.

Ari’s Natural Wine Co. started as a family hobby situated on the south coast of NSW. A vinous pass-time which is often enjoyed amongst migrant families here in Australia.

Enter father and son, Aristotle and Tony Zafirakos.

Having migrated to Sydney from a small village in Greece in 1962, over the years 'Ari' missed the wines he grew up making and drinking in his motherland. So, in 1985 he started making his own, as he always has, without factory adds or corrections.

By Dan Simmons

Introducing... Kennedy Vintners - Heathcote, Central Victoria

Introducing... Kennedy Vintners - Heathcote, Central Victoria

John and Patricia Kennedy have been working their plot of land in the region as first generation farmers for more than 35 years. With extensive experience producing high-quality produce, the family decided to purchase a prime position block on the Mount Camel Range to establish a vineyard. In the early 2000s they planted Shiraz, followed by Mourvèdre and Tempranillo in 2007.

By Dan Simmons

Champagne AR Lenoble

Champagne AR Lenoble

Armand-Raphaël Graser, like many of the early settling Champagne producers of the 18th and early 19th century, called Germany home until moving to Champagne in 1915 and setting up shop in 1920. It was the decision of the Alsace born Armand-Raphaël at the bitter end of the first World War, to part ways with the negative connotations surrounding his German lineage and last name moving towards new positive and more 'noble' beginnings; so Champagne AR Lenoble was born.

By Dan Simmons