2015 Feathertop Merlot

We may sound like a broken record at times but here at Feathertop we continue to harp on about the wondrous virtues of quality, cool climate Merlot. Held in the highest esteem in France and the basis of some of the most famous (and expensive) wines from Bordeaux, the varieties’ treatment in Australia is nothing…

2016 Feathertop Tempranillo

In a short space of time, the Alpine Valleys is becoming the spiritual home of Tempranillo in Australia, mainly due to the varieties’ love of our abundant sunshine and cool nights. Our 2015 Tempranillo was one of our most highly awarded wines of the last 10 years and we have high expectations of our 2016…

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

With each release of the red wines from 2015, we are reminded of the magnificent conditions we experienced in what was close to the best vintage we’ve seen in the Feathertop Vineyard. This is clearly evident in our new release 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine of great complexity, structure and finesse. Abundant flavours of currants,…

2015 Feathertop Shiraz

The last of our varietal wines to be released from the famed 2015 vintage, which was one of the greatest we have experienced in the Feathertop vineyard since it was established over 30 years ago. This wine displays all the characters we have come to love from our Shiraz along with a complexity, elegance and…

2015 Durif

Durif originates from the Rhone Valley in France, another sub-Alpine region where the variety flourishes. Its’ history in Australia has seen Durif planted mainly in much warmer climates, resulting in the variety’s reputation in this country as a monstrous, high alcohol wine lacking in complexity and finesse. But like the Rhone wines, our Durifs tend…

2015 Sangiovese

Sangiovese is Italy’s most famous and widely planted red wine variety with a history stretching back to ancient Roman times. Its’ high regard can be summed up by the literal translation of its’ name, the “Blood of Jove”, referring to the Roman god Jupiter. We have also had a love affair with Sangiovese for many…

2017 Feathertop Pinot Gris

As you know, we love the rich, textural wines of Alsace in France, the home of Pinot Gris. In the cooler vintages such as 2017, sugar accumulation in the grapes is reduced which translates to lower alcohols in the finished wines. It is difficult to obtain the texture and mouth feel we desire in our…

2017 Vermentino

It is difficult to imagine greater vintage variation than what we experienced between the 2016 and 2017 harvests. Whereas the very short, hot 2016 vintage resulted in richer, fruit dominant wines with softer acidity, the very long, cool and sometimes wet 2017 vintage produced much leaner, drier wines with an abundance of natural acidity. This…