Cath Willcock joins us for a tasting of the superb range of Ravensworth wines from Canberra this Friday night.

Bryan Martin is the guy behind the Ravensworth label, and when he’s not nurturing his own wines, he’s the winemaker at Canberran gun Clonakilla. The guy knows his ‘Murrumbateman onions’, and the Ravensworth wines generally fly under the radar, despite their attractive pricing.

We have 5 new wines to look at: Seven Months (a pinot gris/traminer/riesling left on skins for, you guessed it, seven months), The Grainery (a white Rhone varietal field blend), Sangiovese, Shiraz/Viognier and Nebbiolo.

A stylish quintet of wines and all very reasonably priced. Try them all with Cath from 5:00pm this Friday May 22 – lock it in!


New Barrique Website Launched!

We’re a little bit excited………the brand spanking new website you are on right now was launched on Tuesday this week! This is where you need to visit for all the latest happenings at the shop, special offers and of course, a shopping cart!

A massive thanks to Mark for his work in getting this site up and running. Check out his work at


Tolpuddle Pinot Noir

London International Wine Challenge – Best Australian Red, Best Pinot Noir!

In news just to hand, this classy Tasmanian Pinot Noir has landed a few big gongs in London. The 2013 vintage wines are the second release of both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from the Tolpuddle vineyard that was planted in 1988, and is now owned by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith (of Shaw and Smith fame!).

Stonkin’ wine this! All grace but plenty of power as well. To be honest, we tried this about 6 months ago and thought it looked a little clumsy at first – thought we’d wait a while. We tried it a month ago now and went with it straight away – 6 more months in bottle and it had really come together. Shows a firm structure but fine tannins now and a super long finish.

And now it will be in crazy demand, so be quick – we still have a few cases.

Limit of 4 bottles per person at $74.00 each – GRAB YOURS!