Staff Favourites

This is a selection of our favourite goodies. Sometimes they are new wines, sometimes they are from small producers that you won't be able to find in many places, often it's what we just drank; either way, they're always something that we love.

The list is updated regularly; so don't forget to keep coming back.

Feature Beer

Our beer of the moment. This is likely what we’re drinking after a long, hard day’s work at the store tasting wine for you.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

With winter kicking in its time to start drinking some serious beers.  If heavier stouts arent your go Sierra Nevada Pale Ale could be the shot.

Brewed since 1980 in California, Sierra Nevada has become America’s premier craft beer producer.  The Pale Ale is their flagship and most popular beer.   It’s dark amber in colour, has loads of hops on the palate, and a refreshing bitter finish.

Its a real favourite amongst the staff here, and if you try it i’m sure you’ll see why.

Price: $80 per case

 Staff Favourites Wines

Cameron’s Pick:

Sacred Gin

I know, I know, it’s not a wine, but it’s certainly one of my favourites at the moment! Not much is sacred anymore, but this small-batch gin is deserving of the title - the name comes from the addition of Frankincense.

$85 per bottle
Buy this gin.

Dave’s Pick:

Massena Moonlight Run GSM 2009

A fantastic value GSM.  Loads of dense, dark fruit but quite refined and unlike a lot of other Barossa wines.  Great drinking for any occasion.  Massena are a winery to keep an eye on. 

Nick Stock gave this wine 92 points and said:
A little over half grenache and one-quarter shiraz, with mataro (16%) and carignan (6%) sharing the rest of the bottle, this reliable blend is 
looking balanced and approachable, with red berries, wild herbs, earth and spice all dressed in mellow old-oak tones. The palate’s soft, supple and very much about the fruit in terms of flavour and tannin - good balance, Drink now.

$26 per bottle
$24 as part of a case buy

Jeffrey’s Pick:

Antidoto Tempranillo 2009

This wine reads like a Michael Jackson song: black fruits meet white spices, creating the perfect blend of punch and poise. Made from 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) from Ribera del Duero. 2009 is a great year for Spanish Tempranillo so get on board!

$44 per bottle
$40 as part of a case buy

James’ Pick:

Domaine Pichot Coteau de la Biche Vouvray 2009

Fantastic value, this Vouvray has a textured palate of apple, spice and quince with the trademark chalky finish typical of the region. Excellent and interesting drinking and one of my favourite varietals.

$30 per bottle
$27 as part of a case buy

Stuart’s Pick:

Best’s Great Western Young Vine Pinot Meunier 2010

Made with fruit from 30 year old vines, this is a lighter style but flavoursome red with loads of terroir character. One of the only straight pinot meuniers around and definitely worth a look!

$27 per bottle
$25 as part of a case buy
Buy this wine.

Jill’s Pick:

Sorrenberg Chardonnay 2010

From a small producer in Beechworth, this wine is the ultimate fuller-style Chardonnay. Exceptional balance with delicate oak, buttery roundness and just the right amount of acid – it’s truly the ‘every wine’.

$55 per bottle
$51 as part of a case buy