Learn About Smith & Hooper
The Smith & Hooper Vineyard is located in the emerging wine region of
Wrattonbully - on the Limestone Coast in South Australia. Wrattonbully is
blessed with an ideal terroir for growing wine grapes - especially Merlot - of
quality and finesse with a cool climate and a soil profile of terra rossa over
Learn About Other Australia
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...
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Learn About Merlot
No second fiddle
Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...
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