Following what has definitely been the wettest winter we have experienced in the 20 years since the Drakesbrook property was purchased (we had 48 consecutive days of rain and 435 mm just for July), It’s safe to say that Spring is just around the corner here in Waroona! The days grow longer, and new flowers are starting to bloom. Ducklings and Gosling are sitting on clutches of eggs and best of all… Budburst has officially set in and new life is emerging in vineyards across the region! By far our favourite sight this time of the year.

And even though we’re super excited at the onset of Spring and budburst, we’re even more excited to announce the release of two new Vintages of Drakesbrook classic wines to the collection!

In keeping with our winemaking philosophy, we endeavour to release our classic red varieties after a minimum of 6 years maturation.

Welcome to the Drakesbrook collection… our2013 Vintage Tempranillo and our new2013 Grenache!

2013 Tempranillo 

Our 2013 Tempranillo is dark red in colour with aromas of cassis and plum with ripe flavours of raspberry and vanilla, all finished with a rich textural palate.

Our Tempranillo highlights delicious summer fruit flavours on the nose and palate. Balanced and fresh, this medium to full bodied wine has the perfect amount of mouth-fill and finishes with pleasantly soft tannins. It’s a light and bright yet deep and intriguing, the perfect wine to crack on these warmer Spring evenings!

The Spanish love their food and their Tempranillo and so, as the days get longer and outdoor dining becomes more frequent. It is a wine that is so versatile with food and matches well with Lasagna, pizza and dishes with tomato-based sauces as well as BBQ grilled meats and smoky dishes.  we’ve hand selected our favourite and stress-free food pairings to match with our Tempranillo for the full flavour experience!

Enjoy our 2013 Tempranillo with this spiced lamb kofte with cucumber and yoghurt salad.

This Middle Eastern classic is surprisingly simple to create, and it’s an excellent match for Tempranillo as the lighter qualities of lamb complement the savouriness of the wine without impeding its flavours. It's the ultimate pairing for a delicious weeknight feast!

2013 Grenache

Our2013 Grenacheis crimson red, displaying classic aromas of raspberry and spice with persisting fruit flavours of dark cherry, blackberry and prune. It’s full-bodied palate is soft with the fine tannins enhanced by maturation in aged oak for 15 months.

 A delicious wine from start to finish.

A delicious meal to pair with it is the perfect way to cheers to the weekend! 

Grenache pairs well with grilled stewed and braised meats like beef, veal pork and chicken and holds up really well to hearty dishes. So enjoy with this delicious Pork Cassouletrecipe.

So, here’s cheers to spring, budburst and our new release wines, available for purchase on ourwebsiteand in ourcellar door! 

And as aSUPER SPRING SPECIAL 6-PACKwe're offering three each of our2013 Grenacheand2013 Tempranillofor just $150 PLUS FREE SHIPPING!