The Real Reviews are in…
Four Winds Vineyard is honoured to be recognised as one of The Real Reviews Top Wineries for 2023.
The Real Review has also reviewed a number of our wines that are available to purchase now.
Check out the reviews below or shop the entire Four Winds Vineyard range here
2021 Four Winds Vineyard Shiraz 92/100
Deep and crystalline ruby-red colour in the glass. Crushed forest berries, white pepper and hot-stone aromatics. Medium-weight with dark berry fruit, cinnamon and pepper spices flowing and gliding through the palate. A fine note of acidity brings vibrancy with enough supple tannins to guide it quite long and dry to the finish.
2022 Four Winds Vineyard Shiraz 92/100
A lovely, youthful red in appearance. Lifted aromas of pepper, spice, blueberry, mulberry and bramble. Plenty of complexity. Mid-weight, bright and crunchy flavours, all blue fruits, spice, sarsaparilla and mocha. Firm tannins and punchy acidity rounds the palate out nicely. A delicious cooler-climate shiraz.
2021 Four Winds Vineyard Cabernet Merlot 90/100
A deep ruby red colour. Blackcurrant, mint and dry earth aromatics. Medium bodied with bright red and black fruits layered over bay leaf and tobacco characters. Carries good length and a hint of acidity adds to the fine tannins driving it.
2021 Four Winds Vineyard Chardonnay 90/100
Pale straw yellow. Passionfruit, sage, and honeysuckle aromas. Palate is tighter and fresher than nose would suggest, melon and grapefruit, with a subtle layer of grilled nuts and smoke cured pork. Good length and ample refreshing acidity.
2022 Four Winds Vineyard Tumbarumba Sparkling Chardonnay 90/100
Pale lemon yellow with aromas of apples, pears, and soft green herbs. Light and delicate apple and floral notes glide across the palate. The bead is fine and adds to the creamy lift throughout. Along the flow we see a subtle acidity that hints at seaspray and herbal tones. Good length and crisply dry into the finish.
2021 Four Winds Vineyard Shiraz Viognier 90/100
Bright and youthfully purple, this is an aromatic cool climate shiraz blend with a nose of dark plums, raspberry, black peppery spice and a lifted floral note (viognier?). It’s an elegant style, fresh and on the lighter side of medium bodied, with flavours of spice and mixed berries. Tannins are fine and friendly. A really quenching, soft type to drink relatively young .
2021 Four Winds Vineyard Merlot 89/100
Medium ruby red, notes of blueberry, bouquet garni and wood shavings on the nose. Ripe and round plum and blueberry fruits on the tongue with hints of pencil shavings through the edges. It glides quite long with a generous spirit, if loosely knit into the finish.
2021 Four Winds Vineyard Sangiovese Rosé 89/100
Very pale rose-gold to look at, this sangiovese rosé has subtle cherry and raspberry aromas with a whisper of reduction adding an earthy hint. It’s varietally true with good flavour development through the palate and quenching acid balance carrying a lingering fragrant finish.
2022 Four Winds Vineyard Sparkling Rosé 87/100
Pale salmon pink with crushed raspberries and clotted cream aromas. Palate offers redcurrants and a hint of dried herbs with a line of acidity that works well with the bead to bring freshness and vitality. Reasonable length although a hint of sweetness lingers.