Friday, November 12, 2010

Henley Wine Club Tasting

On 27th October about 70 members of the Henley Wine Club attended a Bethany Wines tasting .

It was a fantastic evening at which the Club remembered their long association with Bethany, stretching back to its beginnings 20+ years ago.

For the wine of the night, it was a close call between the Eden Valley Riesling and the GR10 Shiraz. The GR10 came up trumps on a re-count!

The following wines were enjoyed:

2008 Bethany Steinbruch Riesling
2009 Bethany Eden Valley Riesling
2010 Bethany Semillon Sauvignon
2008 Bethany Chardonnay
2006 Bethany Old Vine Grenache
2007 Bethany Shiraz Cabernet
2007 Bethany Cabernet Merlot
2006 Bethany Barossa Shiraz
2005 Bethany GR10 Shiraz
NV Bethany White Frontignac Port

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011 Bethany Wines

Read James Halliday's comments on three of our wines in the lastest edition of the Australian Wine Companion 2011.

2006 Bethany GR11 Reserve Shiraz
Has retained good purple-red hue; a rich, opulent, yet well-balanced shiraz full of blackberry, plum and black cherry fruit, vanillan oak well suited and matched, the tannins ripe. Top-quality cork. Rating: 94 pts Drink 2016

2006 Bethany LE Shiraz
Good hue and clarity, still bright; a rich, supple medium to full bodied palate is full of blackberry and plum fruit with an innate sweetness, finishing with ripe tannins that dry the finish nicely. Particularly elegant new label and packaging. Screwcap. Rating: 92 pts Drink 2020

2009 Bethany Riesling Eden Valley
Bright straw-green; an intriguing bouquet of lime zest/lime pastille, the palate with similiar fruit flavours but in a tighter mold; plenty of overall falvour. Screwcap Rating: 93 pts Drink 2016

Rock Paper Scissors SALA 2010

Bethany Wines is presenting an exhibition Rock Paper Scissors as part of SALA 2010. Come and see a stunning outdoor display of mosaic sculpture and intimate works on paper by local artists.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Release: 2006 Bethany LE Shiraz

Bethany Wines recently launched a new wine named in honour of Lawerence and Edna Schrapel, the fourth generation of Schrapel Family.

Many friends of Bethany and visitors to cellar door will remember being greeted by Edna and sharing in her stories.

The 2006 LE Shiraz expresses to the fullest the true characteristics of Shiraz grown on our family vineyards at the foothills of the Barossa Ranges.