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       V I N E YA R D S E R I E S
                                    Barossa Vines
    NEW LOOK for
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                                                    The team at Grant Burge are very excited (and proud!) to
                                                    release the new-look Vineyard Series and Barossa Vines range.

After 17 years of evolution with the Grant Burge label, the team thought it was the right time to launch a
fresh new look.
While the marketing department at Grant Burge has enjoyed developing the packaging, the winemaking
team have continued making the same exceptionally high quality wine.
Invigorating Vineyard Series…
The Vineyard Series continues to proudly display the names of family vineyards in the Barossa, including
fifth generation growers such as the Kraft (Sauvignon Blanc), Thorn (Eden Valley Riesling) and Zerk
(Semillon) families.
Grant has known these families for 30 or 40 years and values the dedication and devotion they have growing
their premium Barossa fruit for the Vineyard Series.
The importance of site selection continues in the range with Grant’s Summers (Chardonnay), Lily Farm
(Frontignac), Hillcot (Merlot), Miamba (Shiraz) and Cameron Vale (Cabernet Sauvignon) vineyards while
the Chaff Mill Viognier and East Argyle Pinot Gris are welcome additions to the range.
The new look Vineyard Series is aimed to sit comfortably in restaurants and casual dining settings (as well as
in the cellar!) that have become part and parcel of modern Australian life.              (continued on page 2)
F r e s h B a r o s s a V i n e s … (continued from page 1)
The sub-$20 category is probably the most crowded segment in the wine industry so the Barossa Vines range has to deliver quality,
consistency and value. It’s nice to see the reviews and hear feedback from customers who let us know that we continue to live up to
high expectations!
The new Barossa Vines label is an eye-catching reflection of the best elements of the Barossa – winemaking, viticulture, food and
festivals while remaining smart, elegant and contemporary.
The fresh zippy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and the ripe, balanced Chardonnay are the perfect summer wines. They have the flexibility
to be enjoyed by themselves or with antipastos, Asian cuisine and seafood.
As for the reds, the 2004 Barossa Vines Shiraz provides all the right Barossa notes of raspberry, dark cherries and pepper, while the
2004 Cabernet Merlot has a lovely soft palate with ripe mulberry flavours and an elegant structure. The reds really go a step ahead of
themselves coming from the outstanding 2004 vintage.

                       (       N e w   R E L E A S E S                                            f r o m
                                 G R A N T   B U R G E                                             )
2006 Thorn RIESLING                                                    2 0 0 6 E a s t A r gy l e P I N OT G R I S -
                                                                       I N AU G U R A L R E L E A S E !
         The high altitude, cool climate and shallow soils of                    Pinot Gris plantings have taken Australia and the rest
         Eden Valley all contribute to making some of                            of the new world by storm in recent years but it’s far
         Australia’s finest Rieslings. Eden Valley Riesling is                   more common in Italy (where it is called Pinot
         exceptionally fresh in its youth with plenty of lemons                  Grigio) and France, particularly in Alsace.
          and limes, blossom, spice and green apples lying over
           a lovely backbone of zippy acidity and complex                          For the Grant Burge winemaking team the
           minerality.                                                             attraction to Pinot Gris is its combination of fruit,
                                                                                   palate weight and natural acidity. In a sense it’s a
            The wine has all of these characters dancing on                        bit like Viognier, which has a lovely oily viscosity
            your tongue and is named in honour of the Thorn                        and ripe fruit, while ‘Gris’ goes one better by
            family’s stunning Eden Valley vineyard. While                          retaining pear like acidity.
            young and fresh in its youth, Eden Valley Riesling
            undergoes the most amazing transition if left in the                    Those three characters make Pinot Gris a
            cellar for more than seven years. With time in the                      particularly attractive food wine, which can even
            bottle Riesling takes on beautiful aged characters of                   handle heavier meats, stronger flavours and thick
            toast, marmalade, honey, lemon tart, cheese and                         rich sauces – a bit like the food of its spiritual
lovely mineral aspects.                                                home in Alsace. Think of tender roasted suckling pig with
                                                                       crackling and apple sauce, or veal dishes with a cream based
There can be an element of smoke but rest assured these wines          garlic and cracked pepper sauce. For something completely
see no oak, even though some of the aged descriptors certainly         different on the cuisine front, throw in a Thai chicken curry
sound like oak characters. Perhaps most importantly the wine           with a bit of chilli and Pinot Gris can handle the heat, while
is bottled under Stelvin closures to ensure fruit freshness and an     cutting through the coconut sauce. It’s this versatility with food
excellent seal for cellaring.                                          that makes Pinot Gris so popular.

The great thing about Riesling is its suitability to Australian        The 2006 East Argyle Pinot Gris is sourced from Eden Valley
summers. It can handle being well chilled to quench a thirst           where it thrives in its thin soils and cool climate. It has delicate
and its subtle citrus flavours are the perfect match to fresh          floral, musk and pear aromas with a soft, weighty palate of ripe
seafood, particularly some oysters or asian seafood dishes such as     pears with a nerve of fresh acidity to finish.
salt and pepper squid.                                                 It’s great stuff!
( 2006 Lily Farm                                                       ( 2 0 0 6 M O S C AT O
         F RO N T I G N AC )                                                  - I N AU G U R A L R E L E A S E ! )
                  While most wines taste of other exotic fruits,                   Here’s another cheeky Frontignac to join the Grant
                  the Lily Farm Frontignac actually tastes like                    Burge stable, this time made in the Italian Moscato
                  grapes!                                                          style which is grapey, juicy and with a natural fizz.
                                                                                    It makes a refreshing beverage that is full of floral
                  Grant keeps a close eye on The Lily Farm                           aromas of lemon blossom, musk and lemon –
                  vineyard (it’s in front of his house!), which was                  similar to the Lily Farm Fronti’ but with bubbles!
                    planted 20 years ago.
                                                                                     Drinking the wine and letting it ‘loll’ on your
                      The 2006 vintage in the Barossa was ideal                      tongue is where the party starts! The palate is
                      and will enjoy the same ‘even’ tag that                        bursting with delicious sherbet flavours and has a
                      2002 and 2004 enjoy. The team at Grant                         lively ‘frizzante’ mouthfeel similar to a fine mousse
                      Burge pick Fronti’ early in the season to                      in sparkling wine but somewhat softer. There is a
                      retain a balance of natural acidity and fruit                  natural Frontignac grapey sweetness that is
                      sweetness. The combination works well                          balanced with a fine and friendly acidity.
                      and makes the style the perfect partner to
                      any dish with chilli, particularly curry or       Perhaps the most exciting thing about the Moscato is its lower
                      stir-fry.                                         alcohol level, which is just a normal part of the winemaking
                                                                        process. It’s a perfect wine for today’s health conscious people
                        The Lily Farm Fronti’ has true varietal         and is ideal for those who want to enjoy a couple of glasses
                        aromas of vibrant jasmine flowers, musk         during the festive season while staying on your feet!
                        and a hint of lime zest. The palate is
                        mouth filling with similar flavours and         Moscato also enjoys another reputation. Jancis Robinson’s
                        that lovely fleshy ‘grapey-ness’ that makes     Oxford Companion to wine suggests it’s “the perfect breakfast
                        the wine so unique. The finish is the most      wine”.
                        interesting part where the racy, crisp
                        acidity is perfectly balanced with the ripe     The Grant Burge Moscato makes an excellent alternative to
fruit. It’s a delicate wine that is as much fun by itself as it is      sparkling wine as an aperitif, or enjoy with fresh fruit based
with food, as well as making a good replacement for a dessert           desserts (or Corn Flakes!).
wine for those who don’t have such a sweet tooth.

( 2 0 0 4 C a m e r o n Va l e C A B E R N E T
          S AU V I G N O N )
The best place to start
with this wine is the
vintage. 2004 will go
down as one of the
best in the Barossa. On
the charts it receives five
stars, ten out of ten and an ‘outstanding’ rating. It was
a year that some really special Barossa wines and ‘one-offs’
were made.

The 2004 vintage is also a great example of what Cabernet can do in the Barossa when conditions are absolutely perfect. A lot of
Barossa winemakers will tell you that as far as grape relations go in the region, Shiraz is their partner and Cabernet their lover!

The Cameron Vale vineyard (planted between 1971 and 1975) east of Lyndoch in the southern end of the Barossa is an excellent site
for Cabernet. The sub-region is cooler than its northern neighbours, giving Cabernet the long slow ripening period it thrives on!

Thirdly, Cabernet is a wine of structure and finesse so its oak treatment needs to be applied wearing velvet gloves. Only French oak is
used (new and seasoned barrels) which has a tighter grain than American oak. The result is fine, dusty tannins and spice that completes
the style, without overt coconut and vanilla flavours (found in American oak).

With the 2004 Cameron Vale Cabernet Sauvignon there is one more important thing to remember: Patience. Those who can keep
their hands off for ten years are going to be rewarded with a wine of finesse, elegance and a fantastic structure.

Sunday roast lamb please!
                      … ‘Jack Frost’ steers clear of the
                      Mother Nature has dealt a savage hand to
                      certain premium grape-growing districts
                      this spring with frosts severely damaging
                      vineyards, particularly in the South-East
                      corner of South Australia.

                      Fortunately the Barossa has been spared the
                      pain with only a few small pockets that
                      were affected.

                      The vineyards in the Grant Burge portfolio,
                      with most at the southern end of the
                      Barossa, have been spared a visit from Jack
                      Frost and the viticulture team has been
                      sleeping a little easier now that the warmer
                      weather is here!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Summers Eden Valley Chardonnay
                                                                                                                                                          Thorn Eden Valley Riesling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
                                                                                                                                                                                                         East Argyle Pinot Gris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lily Farm Frontignac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Viognier Chaff Mill
                                                                The Holy Trinity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Zerk Semillon

                              Cameron Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pinot Noir-Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Methode Traditionelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Methode Traditionelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               10 Year Old Tawny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shiraz Cabernet
                                                                                                                                          Grenache Rosé
                                                                                   Miamba Shiraz
Hillcot Merlot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aged Tawny

Across the country Australians are preparing themselves for a long summer of cricket.The towelling hats
are being dusted off, the eskies have been retrieved from the shed and new tubes of zinc cream baptized.

For South Australians this means the chance to stroll down to the historic and picturesque Adelaide Oval
and watch Darren Lehmann dispatch yet another ball through a gap to the fence.

But Darren “Boof ” Lehmann has become a legend further afield than his home town. From the rolling
dales of Yorkshire to the MCG, cricket fans for nearly two decades have enjoyed his antics, which has
prompted self confessed cricket tragic Grant Burge to create the Darren Lehmann Testimonial Shiraz.

Darren Lehmann played 27 tests for Australia and 117 one-day internationals and the left-
hander has scored more runs in the domestic competition than any other player in its history.

“He’s a truly worthy recipient of a testimonial wine,” Grant said. “I’ve been a long time sponsor
of Adelaide Oval and seen many of Lehmann’s square cuts hit my sponsorship sign.

“It’s a great sight, Lehmann in full flight with the sun shining on the world’s most beautiful
cricket ground.”

The label of the testimonial wine acknowledges Lehmann’s career by displaying the green and
gold of Australia and the red and black of the South Australian Redbacks cricket team.

The wine itself is a rich, full bodied, spicy dry red showing excellent integration of oak and
persistence of flavour.

“It is drinking well on release, but certainly has the structure and balance to improve and
develop even greater complexity if cellared for up to six years.

“For a stocky bloke that managed to average 89.94 last summer at the age of 36, this wine is a
perfect fit for Boof - full bodied, improving and developing with age,” Grant said.

The special wine will be available through Booze Brothers, direct mail and cellar door, through
the South Australian Cricket Association and the Yorkshire Cricket Club where Darren played
many seasons.
Recognition for a fine 20 Year Old…

The Grant Burge 20 Year Old Tawny continues its stellar run
on the wine show circuit, picking up three major accolades
                                                                                                   Christmas is upon us once again which always gets my
including the Hahn Corporation Trophy for Best Fortified
                                                                                                   tastebuds excited. It’s the perfect opportunity to try our ‘in-
Wine at the 2006 Barossa Wine Show.
                                                                                                   house’ cocktail – the Sparkling Royal – our own play on a Kir
                                                                                                   Royal. Instead of adding a dash of Crème de Cassis to a glass
It also picked up the double at the 2006 Hyatt / Advertiser SA
                                                                                                   of bubbles, the team at Grant Burge love adding a splash of
Wine of the Year Awards, winning both the Consumer and
                                                                                                   Grant Burge Age Unknown Muscat to a flute of our Sparkling
Professional section.
                                                                                                   Pinot Chardonnay NV.
The awards are testament to
                                                                                                   The sweetness and weight of the Muscat makes a welcome
Grant’s faith in his old stocks
                                                                                                   addition to the bubbles but drink this one at home – it has a
of Barossa fortified, which
                                                                                                   lovely refreshing kick!
continue to blitz the
competition here and
                                                                                                   Don’t forget the sparkling red with the turkey for Christmas
                                                                                                                                  Have a great

                          … And Grant Burge Sparkling
                          Pinot Chardonnay a favourite
                          with consumers

                           The Consumer panel also awarded the
                            Grant Burge Sparkling Pinot
                              Chardonnay the trophy for best
                               Sparkling White, confirming its
                                reputation as the most popular
                                sparkling wine over $20 (AC

                                    The Hyatt awards are unique, where
                                    wines are judged by a panel of
                                    winemakers and by a panel of
                                    consumers, with each group
                                    rewarding their favourite wines.

By the way....
                                                                                                       1. Grant Burge Cellars                          13. Filsell Vineyard
                                                                                                       2. Corryton Park Vineyard                       14. Miamba Vineyard
Just letting you know that in the latest edition of James
                                                                                                       3. Summers Vineyard                             15. The Chaff Mill Vineyard
Halliday’s Wine Companion Grant Burge Wines has a 5 star
                                                                                                       4. Barritt Vineyard                             16. Berghofer Vineyard
rating for the winery equalling “outstanding winery capable of
                                                                                                       5. Lily Farm Vineyard
producing wines of the highest calibre”.
                                                                                                       6. Krondorf Vineyard
                                                                                                       8. The Holy Trinity Vineyard
Adelaide Wine Show Results 13/10/06                                                                    9. Daly Road Vineyard
Class 13 (No.3) 2006 Lily Farm Frontignac - TOP OF CLASS                                               10. Wilsford Vineyard & Winery
                                                                                                       11. Hillcot Vineyard
Class 41 (No.19) 2005 Viognier - TOP OF CLASS                                                          12. Cameron Vale Vineyard

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