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John Riddoch

John Riddoch

Coonawarra isn’t really close to anywhere. Well, that’s not entirely true. It’s close to the Southern Ocean, which weaves its bracing influence through the region, and it’s close to a rich seam of red limestone soil known as terra rossa, which gives the wines made here a particular je ne sais quoi. Finally, it’s close to a whole lot of talented, passionate people who tame this landscape to make incredible, age-worthy wines.
The Rise of Penfolds White

The Rise of Penfolds White

For more than 177 years, Penfolds has celebrated winemaking excellence. Its winemaking history is steeped heavily in tradition, from its origins as a maker of fortified wines in 1844, to building a portfolio of famed table wines, starting in 1951 when Max Schubert began his first experimental vintage of Grange.
How to select the perfect wine for any occasion

How to select the perfect wine for any occasion

“A bottle of good wine, like a good act, shines ever in the retrospect” - Robert Louis Stevenson … But a hastily selected bottle – even a good one  – may be memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Cellar Tips

Cellar Tips

How do you store your wine? On top of the kitchen cupboard or even in a rack against the dining room wall may not being doing your wine any justice, especially if you’re planning to keep it a while.
Spotlight on Wynns

Spotlight on Wynns

“…Wynns offers extraordinary value for money. Investments in rejuvenating and replanting key blocks, under the direction of Allen Jenkins, and skilled winemaking by Sue Hodder, have resulted in wines of far greater finesse and elegance than many of their predecessors.” James Halliday – winecompanion.com.au
Wine truly sparkles in Tassie

Wine truly sparkles in Tassie

We love our cool climate wines, and it doesn’t come much cooler than Tasmania. Home to some of the most pristine wilderness on the planet and around 200 vineyards with a long viticultural history, Tassie is the home of premium Sparkling wine in Australia.
Get to know Matua founder, Bill Spence

Get to know Matua founder, Bill Spence

At Matua, the passion of our people goes into our wine. Our team is like family – we’re especially lucky to have such amazing, talented people in it!
Father's Day

Father's Day

“Wine is bottled poetry”- Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s also much better than socks or ties when it comes to choosing a gift that you can share with your dad on Father’s Day – in fact, in most cases, wine is a perfect gift for most wine-loving adults for any occasion.
Seppelt: A truly sparkling pedigree

Seppelt: A truly sparkling pedigree

As Australia’s most awarded maker of Sparkling wine, Seppelt know a thing or two about the style. In particular, the distinctively Australian Sparkling Shiraz is engrained in Seppelt’s rich history and heritage.
Make a toast to McLaren Vale

Make a toast to McLaren Vale

A stone’s throw from Adelaide (just 35 kilometres in fact), take a drive out to the welcoming wave of McLaren Vale. You’ll be glad you did as you’re treated to some of the best wines in the world from a region that pioneered South Australian viticulture.
Legendary Langhorne Creek

Legendary Langhorne Creek

Langhorne Creek holds a very special place in our hearts here at Cellardoor.co. The very first wines Wolfgang Blass, founder of Wolf Blass, created back in 1967 were sourced from Langhorne Creek, and our love affair with the region continues to this day.
The Story Of Saltram

The Story Of Saltram

Many of Australia’s most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through Saltram’s Barossa Valley cellar door throughout the past century and a half. In 2019, it is the winemaking stewardship of Alex MacKenzie that steers this iconic and much-loved label to new heights.