Inkwell Donates 6 Tonnes of Shiraz Grapes to the Homeless Grapes Project

Volunteer pickers after hand harvesting

Volunteer pickers after hand harvesting

Almost 200 volunteers, including lots of local children,  picked 6 tonnes of perfectly ripe Shiraz grapes grown and donated by Dudley Brown and Irina Santiago-Brown from Inkwell Wines.  The grapes will be used to produce wine to raise money to support the homeless from Hutt Street Centre.  Wines will be sold by Vinomofo.  Please go to their website and register to buy your case to help to support the Hutt Street Centre!



Max Allen on Dub Style's New Whites

Dub Style releases its first wine in a can. It's sparkling, semi-sweet and extremely refreshing.  Max Allen reviewed it today in "The Australian" (read below).  Check and try it!

“Orange wine”, as you know, is one of the trendiest styles out there in sommelier land right now. It’s the term used to describe wines made from white grapes that have been fermented on their skins because wines made this way often have an orange colour. Some don’t like the term, though, as they think it’s confusing (have the wines been made from oranges, or from the Orange region in NSW?), and suggest “amber wine” instead.

McLaren Vale winemakers Dudley Brown and Irina Santiago-Brown of Inkwell vineyard have come up with another tag for the rather good, tangy, 2016 skins-fermented viognier they’ve released for $25 a bottle under their Dub Style label: they’ve called it Tangerine — a nod to the Led Zeppelin song of the same name.

It’s not the only Dub Style skin-contact viognier made in 2016, either. The crazy winemaking pair also have released a semi-moscato-style wine they’re calling Bubbly No. 1: fruity, rich, sparkling, and packaged in a 375ml can for $13 a pop. A lot of winemakers overuse the “unique” claim but in this case it’s true: this surely must be the world’s first off-dry, extended skin-contact sparkling viognier in a can. More:"


2014 Infidels Primitivo - 94 points from Mike Bennie!

Check Mike Bennie's review on the latest issue of WBM!  Join host, wine writer Mike Bennie, in a round table tasting and discussion exploring Italian grape varieties planted in McLaren Vale. It's a great opportunity to taste our Primitivo during Sea and Vines, June 13, Monday.  Click here to know more and register.