Down Under, ‘beyond the black stump’ means you’re really off the beaten path. But remote origins haven’t stopped this Black Stump – it’s racked up acclaim at the most prestigious competitions in the world. The 2014 vintage alone earned a silver-medal at Mundus Vini and a coveted gold medal from the AWC Vienna Wine Challenge, and the delicious 2015 scored another shiny silver at a tough Australian show. We’re confident the 2016 will carry on the tradition.
All medals and international awards aside, you really know a wine is special when customers call the winery when they run out of it, hoping for more. That’s the kind of devotion The Black Stump inspires. The secret to its success? Star winemaker Alan Kennett, one of an elite group to win the Jimmy Watson Trophy (Australia’s premier wine prize). It takes a special recipe too. As Alan says, when you blend Durif with Shiraz “magical things happen.” Durif brings power, structure and chocolaty blueberries. Shiraz adds more oomph and spicy bramble notes.
With such a thirsty following, this ‘black magic’ blend won’t stay in our cellars for long.
Black Stump Durif Shiraz 2016 will be featured at our VINOed class at the VINOvations Tasting Center on March 23, 2017 from 7PM-9PM.
Join us for a fun learning experience and receive exclusive discounts.