White Wine, Red Grapes?

There is more to grapes than red and white. And it’s a bit more complicated than “white grapes make white wine”. Let’s take the Muscat Rouge à Petits Grains: excuse our possibly crude translation “Red Muscat with Small Grape Size”. The skin of the grape is a pale, red...

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Do It Yourself: Port Barrels For Sale

  Tawny Port ages beautifully. Not just gracefully, beautifully. It gets better with every passing year, and can live in an oak barrel for anywhere up to a century. But who has the patience for that? Sometimes you just want to wake up the Port makers of the past...

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Our Tawny Wine: Only Improves With Age

If you’re considering buying a bottle of 10, 20, 30, or 40-year-old Tawny Port, you’re about to make an excellent decision. There is perhaps no other wine in the world that ages as well in a barrel as Tawny Port does. Official designations of age are 10, 20, 30,...

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What’s In a Name: Magenta and Champagne

What’s behind a name? We discuss how wines get their names. Including our Magenta– exclusive to our winery. There are two main ways a wine gets its name: the grape used to make it, or the region it was grown in. A very simple example is a Grenache Shiraz...

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Is Port Just a Dessert Wine? – New Ideas With Sweet Wine

Dessert: it’s universally acknowledged as the best meal of the day. Who could argue? It’s also the most popular time to enjoy one of our most treasured wines: our beautiful tawny port. Sweetness with sweetness: it’s tried and tested. But we want to rally against the idea that it’s...

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Can You Make Port Wine At Home?

  For those looking to make port at home, there is one primary hurdle. Is your home in Portugal? No? Well, you can’t make port. In fact, even if your home was in Portugal, there would be a great number of hurdles to conquer first. We’ll talk you through...

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Magical Myrniong: Top Wedding Venue in Victoria

A Magical Place for Any Wedding Here at St Anne’s, we like to imagine that if you were to make a list of the top ten wedding venues in Victoria, our Myrniong vineyard and cellar door would certainly be given a spot. If not be number one. And while some...

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Wine Barrels: For More Than Just Wine

Wine barrels aren’t just for maturing wine anymore. They’re planters, they’re ornaments, they’re tables. At St Anne’s, we have wine barrels for sale that fill all of those purposes. But, being the winemakers we are, we’re inclined to give you a little history and background of these marvellous containers...

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Sweet Muscat Wine: A Fabulous Pairing for Every Meal

Muscat is one of Australia’s most famous dessert wines: sweet and fragrant. Dessert wines are often fortified wines, because the addition of a spirit halts fermentation, and thus the consumption of naturally occurring sugar. Hence the sweetness. Hence the label ‘dessert wine’. But not everyone knows how to match...

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