30 June

A wine appreciation course hosted by Dave Mullen Our first Introduction to Italian Wine Course wraps up this week and based on the positive feedback we have received it has been a great success!We would once again like to extend the …

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5 December

Trophy: Best Rosé, National Wine Show Canberra. Gold Medal [96 points]: Melbourne Wine Show. The Otro Vino range produced by Stella Bella continues to gain momentum on the back of some great press and top wine show results.   Otro Vino, …

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18 September

Trophy: Best Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – Perth Royal Wine Show 2019 Trophy: Best Dry White Table Wine [Blends] – Perth Royal Wine Show 2019 Two trophies at the Perth Wine Show for Skuttlebutt 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon continues the great run of …

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1 August

You simply have to be impressed with what Luke Joliffe [winemaker] and Steve Martin [viticulturist] have achieved at Stella Bella since they took over their respective roles in 2014.  Stella Bella’s success at the Margaret River Wine Show last year confirmed their …

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7 June

The recent release of ‘The Italian’, a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, completes the Otro Vino range. Otro Vino, literally meaning ‘other wine’, is a side project of Stella Bella under winemaker Luke Joliffe. The full range now includes Chardonnay, Rose, …

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8 April

Chianti Classico, arguably the best known name in Italian red wine, is an incredibly diverse region. A tasting with the Consortium of Chianti Classico producers on one of my first trips to Vinitaly highlighted the variety of expression that exists between growers across this …

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8 April

Blend of 60% Cabernet, 20% Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese, shows some Bordeaux like characters while remaining classically Tuscan. 10 months in two and three year old oak sees this play a supportive role only. The quality of the 2016 …

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11 October

[50% Grüner Veltliner, 10% Muskat Ottonell, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Traminer, 10% Neuburger] Last year we expanded our international portfolio by adding two Austrian producers; Markus Altenburger [Burgenland] and Herbert Zillinger [Ebenthal, Lower Austria]. Last month we added two more wineries; …

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