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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5 October

Trophy Winner: Best Cabernet Sauvignon National Wine Show of Australia, Canberra, 2016 This wine has been on the market for some time now but all good things come to an end, the 2015 vintage will roll out in November. I must …

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