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1

What is Maurice O'Shea's iconic winery, and what is its claim to fame?

Mt. Pleasant, founded in Hunter in 1925, producing Australia's first varietally labeled wines (in an industry driven by fortifieds).

2

Grange

Produced by Penfolds. Created by Max Schubert in 1951, first commercial vintage 1952.
Shiraz, based on Barossa fruit but always a multi-vineyard, often multi-regional blend.

3

What are the "hidden vintages" of Grange?

1957, 1958, 1958

4

Bass Philip Reserve Pinot Noir

Gippsland (South)
First vintage 1984

5

Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz

Hunter (Pokolbin, not labeled)
First vintage 1984

6

Chris Ringland Dry Grown Shiraz

Barossa (Barossa Ranges)
First vintage 1989 as Three Rivers Shiraz. First vintage from current vineyard 1996.

7

Astralis

Clarendon Hills, McLaren Vale
Shiraz
First vintage as Astralis 1994

8

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

Canberra (Murrumbateman)
First vintage 1992 (included some Pinot Noir and Mourvedre)

9

Diana Madeline

Cullen, Margaret River
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
First vintage 1981 (?)

10

Giaconda Chardonnay

Beechworth
First vintage 1986

11

Polish Hill

Grosset, Clare Valley
Riesling
First vintage 1981

12

Hill of Grace

Henschke, Eden Valley
Shiraz
Named for Gnadenberg Church ("Hill of Grace")
Earliest blocks planted 1860's: Grandrather's and Post Office Blocks One and Two.
First vintage 1958

13

Mount Edelstone

Henschke, Eden Valley
Shiraz
Planted 1812, believed to be Busby clones
First vintage 1952

14

Armagh

Jim Barry, Clare
First vintage 1985

15

Art Series

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River (Walcliffe)
Chardonnay (for Langton's Exceptional)
First vintage 1980

16

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River (Wilyabrup)
Dry farmed
First Vintage 1973

17

Quintet

Mount Mary, Yarra Valley
Bordeaux blend (all 5 majors)
Dry farmed
First vintage 1976

18

Bin 707

Penfolds
Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Barossa, plus
Cabernet Sauvignon
First bintage 1964. Not produced from 1970-1975.

19

Basket Press

Rockford, Barossa Valley
Shiraz
First vintage 1984

20

100 year old Para Vintage Tawny

Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley
Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro
First vintage 1878, released 1978

21

RunRig

Torbreck, Barossa Valley
Shiraz
Dry farmed
First vintage 1995

22

Wendouree Shiraz

Clare
Dry grown.
First vintage sometime after 1893?

23

John Riddoch

Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Coonawarra
Cabernet Sauvignon
First vintage 1982

24

Langton's Exceptional White Wines

Grosset Polish Hill riesling
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
Giaconda Chardonnay

25

Langton's Exceptional Wines from NSW

Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz
Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier

26

Langton's Exceptional Wines from VIC

Mount Mary Quintet
Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir
Giaconda Chardonnay

27

Langton's Exceptional Wines from WA

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon
Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon

28

Langton's Exceptional Wines from Barossa

Chris Ringland Dry Grown Shiraz Barossa Ranges
Henschke Hill of Grace
Henschke Mount Edelstone
Rockford Basket Press Shiraz
Seppeltsfield 100 year old Para Liqueur Tawny
Torbreck RunRig

29

Langton's Exceptional Wines from SA (not Barossa)

Clarendon Hills Astralis
Grosset Polish Hill
Jim Barry Armagh
Penfolds Grange
Penfolds Bin 707
Wendouree Shiraz
Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch