I’ve previously mentioned the success of our 2016 Reserve Chardonnay at the AWC International Wine Competition in Vienna, Austria (the largest recognised international wine competition in the world, this year there were over 12,100 wine entries from 1,719 wine producers in 39 countries). At the time we were very pleased that this wine was not only awarded a gold medal, but was also selected as one of the top 3 Chardonnay wines in the competition and one of the Top 100 wines in the whole competition. Well, you can imagine our amazement when this wine won the Trophy for “Best Chardonnay Up to 12.9% Alcohol” but then went on to win the Trophy for “Best White Wine of Show” ! This is an incredible achievement by the entire Bream Creek team ! Unfortunately this wine sold out not long after this news was officially released……
We are passionate believers of the future of Pinot Noir in Tasmania – as well as believing in the benefits of bottle ageing our Pinot Noir wines for a period prior to release. We were therefore very pleased to have won the award for “Best Pre 2016 Pinot Noir” at the 2018 WineWise Championship in Canberra earlier this month for our (not yet released) 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir! The WineWise Championship is an invitation only wine completion, with all wines entered needing to have already been awarded a gold medal in a specified list of wine shows – so it is really a “best of the best” competition. In fact our 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir had already won two gold medals prior to winning this award – so certainly a wine to keep an eye out for when it is released around October 2018. If you’re interested in being notified when it is available, join our mailing list (via the very bottom right of this page). Cheers, Fred
Talk about a coincidence. On Saturday we released our 2014 Estate Pinot Noir and 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir – and the night before we were awarded the Trophy for “Pinot Noir Producer of the Year” at the 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show! I was honoured and pleased to collect the Trophy at the Wine Show dinner – it shows how consistently excellent our Pinot Noir wines are. Cheers, Fred
It’s been a little while, so we are pleased to announce the release two new wines!
Firstly, our limited release 2017 Schönburger. Schönburger is an extremely rare German grape and can best be described as a mix of both Gewürztraminer and Riesling flavours. It was bred for the cooler northern European regions- making in perfect for Tasmania. This wine has a complex nose of fresh melon, rose petal, lychee and honeysuckle, while the palate is luscious, with melon, guava, white stone fruit and brown pear flavours. It is ideal with sushi, shellfish or Asian style cuisine. Our Schonburger yield was quite low in vintage 2017 so stocks are extremely limited.
Secondly, our 2017 Pinot Rosé which is perfectly suited to the onset of warmer weather and the coming summer. Inspired by the Provence rosé wines of southern France, this easy drinking style of wine has delicious flavours of red currants, strawberries and cranberries, finishing crisp and dry. Best served chilled, it is ideal for informal entertaining and would suit a wide range of foods, such as barbequed Tasmanian seafood.
Both wines can be purchased via our secure online shop.
We’re proud to announce the release of our 2011 Cuvée Traditionelle sparkling wine! With over five years on lees gaining richness and complexity, it is a showcase example of why Tasmania makes the best sparkling wine in Australia – and also quite easily a match for the best wines produced in Champagne too! Think citrus, brioche, almond and white stone fruit, finishing with lovely Granny Smith apple acidity. It was certainly popular with patrons at the VIN Diemen events in Sydney and Melbourne a few weeks ago who saw it as an exclusive pre-release – in fact, it was our biggest selling wine! You can purchase it here – and remember that the minimum order is just six bottles, and you can mix and match as we pack each individual order by hand! Cheers, Fred
Something for the calendar – the annual Wine South White Wine Weekend is on again in 2017! Saturday 28 October and Sunday 29 October, from 11am to 5pm, at Princes Wharf 1 in Hobart. We’ll be there, pouring a range of our wines, including our 2017 Schönburger and 2016 Riesling. Cheers, Fred
Well, the wait is over – we have just released our 2012 Pinot Noir! This is one of the most highly awarded wines we have ever released, with 1 trophy and 6 gold medals as well as 96 point reviews from James Halliday and Nick Stock – you can order through our website!
Yes, we’re also pleased to announce that our 2011 Pinot Noir picked up a gold medal in the 2015 China Wine & Spirit Awards. This was our first entry in this show, and we think the result is a great testament to the cellaring potential of our truly cool climate wines. Stock is still available to order through our online store.
We’ve almost finished preparations for the launch of the Bream Creek Wine Club! Wine deliveries can be quarterly or half yearly, either 6 or 12 bottles and with a choice of red or white wines or a mixture of both. We’ll be in touch soon with more details of the benefits and privileges of being a member – stay tuned!
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2009 Cuvée Traditionelle. Aged for over 4 years on lees and produced in the traditional Champenoise method from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The bouquet shows bright green apples, strawberry and shortbread, while the palate reveals flavours of citrus fruits, Nashi pear and poached white peach. With a delicate mousse and beautifully balanced by a fine line of acidity, this wine can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif – but would also pair perfectly with oysters or a lovely French style fruit tart