Welly's Block is a glorious, classic Hunter Shiraz made with single vineyard fruit from Welly’s Block – the east west facing alluvial vineyard at the top end of Halls Road at Diamond Estate. Matured in French Oak barriques for 12 months, this medium bodied style shows ripe blackberry and plum fruit with well integrated oak characteristics and a supple tannin structure… an expression of where it is grown. We release only 200 cases at cellar door each year so if you enjoy beautiful handcrafted shiraz you can join our wine club or order now.
- 2009 SHIRAZ – Gold-medal winning. 91 Points James Halliday. Sold out.
- 2010 SHIRAZ – Medal winning. Sold out.
- 20011 SHIRAZ – Gold-medal winning. Sold out.
A beautiful medium bodied vintage, matured in French Oak barriques for 13 months. Ripe blackberry and plum fruit with well-integrated oak characteristics. Medal Winner at HV Wine Show.
Growing season – Good rain through winter & spring set us up for a great vintage. Temperatures in the high 30’s first week Feb ensured a great balance of flavours.
Alcohol – 14%
Colour – Rich ruby plum
An excellent hot growing season culminated in beautifully ripened Shiraz bunches. This is a stylish modern expression of Hunter Valley Shiraz. Ripe plum and dark chocolate in lovely harmony with earthy spice elements. It is matured for 17 months in selected French Oak barriques, adding delicious warm layers. Excellent drinking now or cellar for short to mid-term. Great things are expected for this wine. Winner silver medal. 95 points.
Growing season – Warm to hot Spring saw good rains for budburst, and a hot, early harvest with picking in Feb.
Alcohol – 14%
Colour – Deep ruby red
Carriages Chardonnay is made from a small parcel of east-west facing vines on the alluvial flats of Diamond Estate (also known as Carriages Boutique Vineyard). Part matured in new French oak for 12 months, this elegant and well-balanced style displays fresh stone fruit with balancing creamy touches. Some say it’s the best little patch of chardonnay in the Hunter Valley. We only ever release about 200 cases at cellar door each year so if you enjoy beautiful handcrafted Chardonnay, get involved and join our wine club or order now.
- 2007 CHARDONNAY – Medal winning. Sold out
- 2008 CHARDONNAY – Medal winning. Sold out
- 2009 CHARDONNAY – Sold out
- 2010 CHARDONNAY – Sold out
- 2011 CHARDONNAY – Gold Medal winning. Sold out.
- 2012 CHARDONNAY – Medal winning. Current relase
2012 Scarlett's Promise CHARDONNAY
A very drinkable delicate Chardonnay. 91 points by James Halliday. With one third matured in new French oak for 12 months, this elegant and well-balanced style displays fresh stone fruit with balancing creamy touches. Excellent drinking now or cellar for short to mid term.
Growing season – Good rain through Winter & Spring set us up for a great vintage. Temperatures in the high 30’s first week Feb ensured a great balance of flavours.
Alcohol – 13%
Colour – Bright straw green
2013 Scarlett's Promise CHARDONNAY
Fresh and lively showing regional white peach and nectarine fruit with balancing creamy touches. 12 months in French oak provides great structure with fine delicate flavours. Two thirds remain unwooded and are blended back before bottling to give the wine a clean fresh finish. Limited release. Excellent drinking now or cellar for 5+ years.
Growing season – Warm to hot Spring saw good rains for budburst, and a hot, early harvest.
Alcohol – 13%
Colour – bright straw green
2014 Scarlett's Promise CHARDONNAY
Deliciously ripe bunches were handpicked on a hot January day. Complex, beautiful and complete with a crisp peachy core, hints of blanched almonds and balancing creamy touches from 12 months on lees in new French oak. Excellent current drinking or for short to mid cellaring. Very limited release of only 960 bottles. WINNER Top Gold, Best in Class, Best 2014 Chardonnay in Show at HV Wine Show, 96 points.
Growing season – Excellent conditions. Hot dry conditions interspersed with bouts of significant rain made for a stellar vintage. Picked late Jan.
Alcohol – 13%
Colour – Bright straw with a green hue
2015 Scarlett's Promise CHARDONNAY, to be relased late 2017, watch this space.
Very drinkable style, already an award-winner. An elegant Provence-style single vineyard Rosé made from the shiraz grapes of the Welly’s Block vineyard - a small parcel of east west facing vines through which you drive to arrive at Carriages Boutique Hotel. This is a special release which doesn’t happen every year; so don’t hesitate to join our mailing list.
2015 - NOW SOLD OUT
An elegant dry Rose with hints of Provence, handpicked early morning on a misty cool day. It has a lively character, showing a fresh array of red fruits lifted by perfectly judged acidity. A well-balanced Rosé with a long clean finish. Only 800 bottles released. Most awarded Rosé at the HVWS 2012.
Growing season - Ideal conditions in the lead up to vintage, abundant rain dictated a last harvest.
Alcohol – 12%
Colour – Pretty pale cherry
2017 CARRIAGES ROSE will be released soon, watch this space!