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Attitude at Altitude Exploring Australias Cool Climates.
Emma Symington MW
"Cobaw Ridge Syrah 2012, Macedon Ranges – planted at 610m
I was really taken by this cool climate Syrah. Fragrant yet savoury in
style with pepper and earthy characters along with a herbaceous
undertone. Firm but fine tannin and taut acidity make this quite
a serious style of Syrah that really shows its cool climate origin.
Australia’s cool climate, cool climbing wines
Sarah Ahmed : The Wine Detective UK
Cobaw Ridge Syrah 2012 ( Macedon Ranges, Victoria.)
"Last but by no means least (this was one of the stars of the show),
our southernmost wine came from Macedon Ranges. Altitude
(this wine from 600m) and latitude make it the coolest region on
the Australian mainland."
Also...Read the great feedback from the
‘Australia's cool climate altitude with attitude wines’
Wine Australia Seminar: 5 May in London Led by Sarah Ahmed
Sherry Weng, Managing Director of AOW, said:
“It was like a journey through Australia, with many surprises, and the quality of wines from cooler climates in Australia stood out. I was impressed by the Cobaw Ridge Syrah and that Saperavi can perform so well in Australia.”
2016 Cobaw Ridge il pinko Rose selectet as one of... in DRINKS
The hottest wine Natural wine 101
By Max Allen : April Gourmet Traveller
Gourmet Traveller WINE July - 2017 April - May
Best Cellar Doors : Best Tasting Expierence
Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration - 10 & 11 February : Working with Pinot : Sommeliers
One of 6 panelist, Loic Avril (Head Sommelier at Dinner By Heston), selected our 2014 Cobaw Ridge Pinot Noir : to showcase as part of 'Working with Pinot'!
Cobaw Ridge - Image Gallery 2016
October 2016 : Spring Release
2014 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay : 2016 Cobaw Ridge il pinko Rose`: 2014 Cobaw Ridge Pinot Noir
2012 Cobaw Ridge Syrah:" in my top drops Column in the July 2016 issue of Gourmet Traveller Magazine. "Max Allen Wine Editor - Australian Gourmet Traveller
2012 Cobaw Ridge Syrah : As "recommend" by Jancis Robinson during the "Australia - The Wild Ones" tasting. From a feature tasting in Gourmet Traveller Wine " pure blackberry fruit is a highlight and lingers on the finish"
2014 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay :94/100 Mike Bennie : The Wine Front
2014 Cobaw Ridge Pinot Noir : 94/100 Mike Bennie : The Wine Front
In the Macedon Ranges : Jamie Goode's Wine Blog 19/12/2015 http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/australia/in-the-macedon-ranges
The Australian Wine Annual 2016: Jeremy Oliver :
2013 Cobaw Ridge Lagrein 95/100 : In the Jeremy Oliver's Top 100 also in The Top Tree Wines from New or Alternative Varieties.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/food-wine/joshua-cooper-cobaw-ridge-owen-latta-eastern-peake-nex-gen-wines/story-fni42zuf-1227580063493 The Australian : Max Allen 24/10/2015
* New Release : 2014 Cobaw Ridge Syrah 'Sans Soufre'
Jeremy Oliver (@Jeremy_Oliver) 18/07/2015 19:21 : Twitter
"Just opened Cobaw Ridge's 2013 Lagrein. Wow! This piercing, savoury red is quite brilliant."
* 2013 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay : THE WINE FRONT posted by Mike Bennie : http://www.winefront.com.au/cobaw-ridge-chardonnay-2013/#.VPyu70Y8bCQ
We have the pleasure of announcing Melbourne & Sydney Distribution Distribution Contacts
The Australian Wine Annual 2015 by Jeremy Oliver . Review / 2010 Lagrein - 95/100
Read the wonderful story Empty Memories by Angela Lloyd https://outofthepress.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/empty-memories/ and descovering our Lagrein.
We are honored to be selected by the Farmer’s Union of South Tyrol as one of the families for the planned photo exposition with the title “Agricultural families in the world”, held in Bolzano/Bozen October 2014
The exhibition shows 15 families in different parts of the world (Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia) which have been realized on the occasion of the “International Year of Family farming” of the UN.
“Our association has been participating at the UN-declared “International Year of Family Farming 2014”-campaign since the beginning of this year, organizing different events and projects, trying to sensibilize the population for the essential contribution smallholder farmers give to society. The photo exposition will be giving an overview about the variety of farming. These panels will be loaned to our local farmer groups, schools, educational. institutions etc.”
Dr. Gerold Pichler
South Tyrolean Farmers' Federation
Project "International Year of family farms 2014"
Gourmet Traveller WINE April- May 2014
Gourmet Traveller WINE Feb- Mar 2014 : Read about : MACEDON MAGIC! pic.twitter.com/Y5YVKaeerc
THE WINE FRONT posted by Mike Bennie
Jan 2014. http://www.winefront.com.au/cobaw-ridge-pinot-noir-2012/
Executing Organic Aspirations - Cobaw Ridge, Victoria by Daniel Honan http://thewineidealist.com/2013/11/15/1130/
THE WINE FRONT posted by Mike Bennie
Oct. 2013. http://www.winefront.com.au/cobaw-ridge-lagrein-2010/
Sep. 2013. http://www.winefront.com.au/cobaw-ridge-chardonnay-2012/
Grape varieties - LAGREIN with Julia Harding MW - Decanter August 2013_
Cobaw Ridge Rating : James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
Attended the RAW The Artisan Wine Fair London, 19 - 20 May 2013 www.rawfair.com
Wines with earthy quality - Max Allen. The Autstralian Feb 09 2013
2008 Cobaw Ridge Syrah : James Halliday Wine Companion 2012 94/100
2008 Cobaw Ridge Lagrein : Listed in the “Best of Other Reds 2013.” James Halliday Wine Companion 2013 ...94/100
The Age Epicure Wine of the week - Ralph Kyte - Powell- 2008 Cobaw Ridge Lagrein
Grapegrower and Winemaker May 2012- Favourite Five Denis Gastin
http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/cuisine/natural-winemaking-is-one-of-the-most-hotly-debated-topics-among-world-vignerons-some-say-it-produces-pure-wine-others-dismiss-it-as-pure-nonsense-20120521-1z0aw.html#ixzz1vl7hukQr Jenni Port
Andrew Jefford - Decanter. April 2012 What I've been drinking this month- 10 Pinot
The best of both chardys - Max Allen WEEKEND APLUS April 2012
The Green Gauge - Gourmet Traveller April2012
WINE Philip White Lagrein 2008 Friday 30 March 2012
The latest & 5th Australian Member to join Return to Terroir: Feb 2012http://renaissance-des-appellations.com/
Take it as red The Australian - James Halliday 12/11/2011. The next step was taken by Alan and Nelly Cooper of Cobaw Ridge, who - with the aid of Peter May - top grafted 300 cabernet sauvignon with lagrein in 1994, ...
Remington Norman: October 27,2011: Here are my notes on the 3 wines you sent.
Supporting act gets the gong by : Max Allen Weekend Australian :
October 22, 2011http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/executive-lifestyle/supporting-act-gets-the-gong/story-fn845mx8-1226171930283
The wines of Cobaw Ridge, Macedon Ranges, Australia top wines from Australia's Macedon Ranges (29/09/11)http://www.wineanorak.com/australia/cobawridge. These are brilliant wines, with real personality. My favourite is probably the remarkable Lagrein, but they’re all really good. These are the sorts of wines that Australia should be making more of. Jamie Goode is a UK-based wine journalist, book author and prolific blogger.
A short film of me tasting three interesting Chardonnays, two from Australia and one from South Africa. Video : tasting three rather interesting Chardonnays 17 Aug 2011 by Jamie Goode ( London ) jamie goode's wine blog wine journalist, book author and flavour obsessive.
Jamie Goode 14 Aug via web
Cobaw Ridge Syrah 2007 from Australia's Macedon Ranges (Victoria) - brilliant, fresh, peppery, alive - just gorgeous.
http://www.apluswines.com/en/wineries/victoria/macedon-ranges/cobaw-ridge.aspx A+ Wine Australia : Wine Region/Macedon Ranges/Cobaw Ridge
Patiently it waits | Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges are hiding a delicious secret, writes Jane Faulkner, in
The Age. Epicure. 21 st June 2011.
Off an unsealed dirt road flanking the majestic Cobaw State Forest,
just out of Kyneton, is an entrance to a natural amphitheatre surrounded by rows of vines and now-full dams. It's a special place and home to Cobaw Ridge, which makes Australia's finest lagrein. Owner-growers Alan and Nelly Cooper also produce excellent chardonnay, syrah and pinot noir but for more than a decade they have been championing this rare red.
INDAILY : PHILIP WHITE
Friday, October 08, 2010: Wine
Cobaw Ridge Macedon Ranges Lagrein 2006
$40; 13% alcohol; Diam cork; 92+++ points
The Tyrolean Lagrein makes unusually complex, spice-and-velvet reds that offer smoochy character and depth at lower alcohols. Alan Cooper was the first Australian to get onto it. He has two Cobaw vintages available: this, and a slightly more genteel 05 (93+). The wines have a vivid dark cherry nuttiness about them, in a palate that reminds me a little of the best Durif. Typical of the northern Italian reds, the tannins seems otherworldly: where conventional Aussie reds have tannins in their foundations, these seem to float like clouds at different altitudes above the palate, like in grand Barolo. Tantalising and brooding.
Review of the Cobaw Ridge 05 Shiraz/Viognier 06 Syrah: By Sarah Ahmed 20/08/2010 All the colours of the rainbow: Cobaw Ridge Lagrein, an Aussie ...
Sarah Ahmed : The Wine Detective (Wine writer & educator) Portuguese Annual Wine Awards Wine Writer of the Year 2009 : Shortlisted International Wine & Spirit Competition Communicator of the Year 2009 & 2010
Sarah was also chosen by Wine Australia to attend Landmark Tutorials in the Yarra Valley September 2010.An Interesting site to view http://www.landmark-wineaustralia.com
COBAW RIDGE CERTIFIED ORGANIC
As of the 26th June 2009 Cobaw Ridge is 'Certified Organic' by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA Registration No.3678).
Certification provides verification to the consumer that the grapes are grown using a sustainable organic agricultural system and that the wine is not contaminated or mixed with undesirable additives during processing.
NASAA is accredited by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) ensuring that their organic products meet the highest approval standards worldwide. For further information visit.www.nasaa.com.au
We feel these practices will further our holistic, sustainable, and above all natural approach to grape growing and winemaking, and provide an even greater opportunity for the wines to speak of the land which bore them.
Certified Biodynamic NASAA 2011.
June 2009 : 06 Cobaw Ridge Lagrein chosen for the Landmark Tutorials For more information go to Wine Australia Tutorial Wine List
2009 Landmark Australia | Dr Vino's ...
2006 Cobaw Ridge Lagrein. Deep purple colour; soft fruit based aromas which follow through onto the palate. Good structure and length. Again, strongly recalls Mourvedre with its earthy tannicity. Plenty of interest and some complexity. Lovely!
Remington Norman MW
GOLD : 2006 Cobaw Ridge Lagrein: Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show: 2007
2006 Cobaw Ridge Shiraz Viognier. Deep sombre colour; good fresh, noticeably white pepper nose with savoury undertones which continue onto the palate; medium weight, quite long and elegant. Attractive, stylish wine but would benefit from a bit more stuffing and mid-palate concentration. Remington Norman MW
2007 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay GOLD Medallist in the Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition October 2008
James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia.
"Cobaw Ridge signature wine, Lagrein... the spicy and aromatic Shiraz Viognier and Chardonnay are also of high quality."
GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE October/ November 2007 : Ken Gargett
"The wines are exemplary. Only Tiny quantities of an excellent Pinot Noir are made. Given the quality of what they do make, it is hoped they persist. The Shiraz Viognier was the first made from the 1996 vintage, making it one of the earlier releases in Australia of this style. What attracts much interest is the Lagrein, a grape from north- east Italy but which makes a much fuller, richer wine in Australia, one which rewards cellaring.
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"A cuter vineyard and winery you will not find anywhere in Australia. Moreover, it was the first vineyard in Australia to plant commercial quantities of Italian cultivar Lagrein. Never heard of it? Then go and taste it for yourself alongside a juicy, peppery shiraz and refined chardonnay. "
Tim White : The AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW. Reviews
| AUGUST 2018
MACEDON RANGES WINES TRADE DAYS
Macedon Ranges Wine is delighted to invite Australian wine trade
representatives to our upcoming Trade Days
in Melbourne and Sydney in August.
Melbourne: Monday 20th August 2018, 11.00am to 4.00pm
Arc One Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
Sydney: Monday 27th August 2018, 11.00am to 4.00pm
Longrain, 85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
This is your opportunity to taste some of the finest cool climate wines
produced in Australia.
Click here for the Melbourne Trade Day flyer.
Click here for the Sydney Trade Day flyer.
Please click here to register your interest in attending
one or both of the events via our online form.
We look forward to seeing you all on the day!
| NOVEMBER 2018
MACEDON RANGES WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
"Celebrating 28 years of Budburst!"
"at the cellar door"
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2018
..... 10 am to 5 pm Daily
Budburst 2017 is the 26 th annual
Macedon Ranges Wine Festival,
which bursts into life to honour the beginning of a
new grape growing season. A time to sample the
excellence of the region's local wines ...and food.
Cobaw Ridge has been part of the annual festival
since the first open wineries weekend in
Share our passion!
Celebrate Budburst on the sunny warmer northern
slopes of the Macedon Ranges in some of the most
picturesque surrounds. Certified Organic/Biodynamic.
Our commitment to sustainable and natural production
ensures these are truly unique wines of place and
time; singular and full of vitality and character.
Over the weekend taste our new releases...
Chardonnay,il pink rose, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
Food: Saturday: Cheese Platters
Sunday: Pietro Barbagallo
of Kaprica. Carlton and Mr Pierto Fame!
Firing up and cooking Southern Italian Cuisine in our
They’re back ! The Yugotones ensembal playing high energy,
traditional and Popular folk music!
We accomodate small to medium bus groups
(Large buses with prior notice)
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