Current and Museum Release Wines

2019 Samuel Bailey

A cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc blend, hand picked and fermented together. This is our premium blend and has vibrant colour and classic berry flavours.

2018 Reserve Chardonnay

This vintage presented a superb, classic varietal with intense mineral characteristics and good oak, fruit and acid balance.  This wine will cellar for many years.

2017 Reserve Verdelho

Verdelho has become a signature for the Granite Belt. This is a wonderful example of this grape and has intense tropical fruit flavours and balanced acidity that are mellowing with cellar age. It is a wine made to serve with poultry or fresh Mooloolaba prawns.

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

We had devastating hail storms on Christmas day.  As fruit was lost or damaged we have made only a Cabernet. It has aged into a fine wine with excellent berry flavours.

Shiraz 2008

Very late harvest, very high baume.  It was fermented in a mixture of French and American oak.  The fruit was outstanding and the use of good oak should produce another great wine. 

Awards
* Gold Medal Class 9 New England Wine show 2009
* Trophy for Best Young Red Wine of the Show New England Wine Show 2009

2008 Reserve Shiraz

A special barrel of our 2008 shiraz was selected by the winemaker to be bottled under the reserve label. The wine has all the spice and fruit expected from shiraz and has added complexity from barrel aging.  It is now at its peak.

Shiraz 2007

A wonderful shiraz now at its peak.

Awards
* Wine State magazine Australian Wines of the year 2010
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New England Wine Show 2008 Bronze
* Queensland Wine Awards 2008 Bronze
* Winestate Magazine best of 2009 Annual 2010 Edition

* New England Wine Show 2014 Museum red variety or blend Silver

The Samuel Bailey 2007      

A reduced crop was effected by both the extremely cold start to the season with snow and frosts in November, then stressed by the drought.  However, it has produced intense flavours.  The wine was fermented in new French and American oak barrels purchased specially for this premium wine.  it has won many awards, and only a year ago a best in class at a Dan Murphy wine show demonstrates just how well it has matured.

 Awards
* Winestate Magazine: Best of 2009 Annual Edition 2010  4.5 stars
* Queensland Wine Awards 2009 Bronze
* Australian Small Winemakers Class 44 2008 Bronze
* New England Wine Show 2008 Silver
* Cowra Wine Show 2009 Class 76 Bronze
* Wine State magazine      4 1/2 
* Cowra Wine Show 2010 Class 34 Silver
* Australian Small Winemakers 2010 Class 45 Silver
* Dan Murphy's Highland Vineyards Wine Show 2013 Best of Class and Silver

Stirling Mountain Vintage  2007 Fortified Shiraz

We picked a small quantity of very ripe shiraz late in May for a vintage fortified shiraz.  It is outstanding as is about to be bottled for release over the next 2 decades.

Awards
* Australian Small Winemakers 2009 bronze
* New England Wine Show 2009 Class 19 bronze

2006 Samuel Bailey

An award winning Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend.  We still have museum stocks of this wine.  It spent 18 months in one year old French oak barrels and won medals at its first release. It is fully developed into a complex, aged berry fruit wine perfect fora dinner of roast beef or grilled steak.