Lots in store when you visit Cofield Wines cel­lar door

North East Tourist News - - WINE COUNTRY -

Cofield Wines cel­e­brate their 25th vin­tage in 2015, they have had plenty of spe­cial re­leases and treats for vis­i­tors to their cel­lar door.

As a bou­tique fam­ily wine­mak­ing busi­ness, owner and head wine­maker Damien Cofield is very proud to be of­fer­ing their hand crafted sparkling wines, in par­tic­u­lar their 2006 Re­serve Re­lease Pinot Noir Chardon­nay.

“This wine spent nearly nine years on lees, which gives it a unique char­ac­ter,” he said.

Re­cently re­leased red wines mainly show­case the ex­cep­tional 2013 vin­tage, Damien is par­tic­u­larly proud of his 2013 Min­i­mal Foot­print Quartz Vein Shi­raz.

Made from fruit sourced from the Quartz Vein vine­yard which runs along­side Cel­lar Door, the quartz char­ac­ters of the soil are show­cased in this wine.

“This might be our best red yet,” Damien said.

“We like to think all our reds are true to the Ruther­glen style ev­ery vin­tage, but this wine is one out of the box.”

In 2014, wine­maker Bren­dan Heath joined the Cofield team.

With a his­tory of pro­duc­tion of some of Ruther­glen’s most fa­mous for­ti­fieds, an ex­cit­ing fu­ture seems in store for the cel­lar door re­leases at Cofield Wines.

First of the for­ti­fieds to be re­leased is the Topaque.

Made from the mus­cadelle grape and show­ing malt and but­ter­scotch flavours, it will be sure to be in­cluded with this year’s Christ­mas din­ner, ac­cord­ing to the Cofield team.

For a real treat you can pur­chase a wine flight tast­ing, which sees three wines matched to lo­cal pro­duce, in­cluded is the Topaque matched to a Re­nais­sance Choco­late Topaque truf­fle, a true de­light.

This sum­mer head out to Cofields, where you can ei­ther dine with the Pick­led Sis­ters Cafe, re­cently awarded Aus­tralia’s best cafe restu­ar­ant by Savour Aus­tralia, or bring your own pic­nic, tak­ing ad­van­tage of the free bar­be­cue fa­cil­i­ties.

Wines are avail­able by the glass or bot­tle and can be en­joyed on the lawns, where vis­i­tors can re­lax in a bean bag, and grab a game of chess or con­nect four.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on www.cofield­wines.com.au or call (02) 6033 3798.

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