Westend Estate was established in 1945 in Griffith, NSW and is still run by the founding family. They are consistant winners of medals and awards in international tastings.

Hilltops is an exciting cool climate region noted for its minerally whites and complex reds.

Philip Shaw purchased and started planting his Koomooloo vineyard, situated in the Orange Region, in 1988. With 47 ha at around 900m it is one of the highest in Australia. We have selected 5 wines from his ‘Character Series’ - all 100% varietals made only from his own grapes.

Orange is a cool climate region between Cowra and Mudgee in NSW. The area has a long history of fruit growing but development of the wine industry didnt begin until the early 1980s. Favourable factors such as soil, geology, climate and temperature help produce wines of distinct colour and flavour. Philip Shaw’s certainly reflect the latter.

Westend Estate:

Westend Richland Viognier is a fine varietal example: fragrant nose of apricot, full palate and rich finish.

Westend Hilltops Riesling is aromatic with concentrated lime flavours that has pleased Parker who scored it 90 points.

Westend Hilltops Shiraz has plenty of berried fruit that is finished off with spice and integrated oak.

Philip Shaw:

Dreamer Viognier - a short time in oak has toned down the high aromatics, but it still retains a fresh vibrancy and exciting palate.

Architect Chardonnay - Chardonnay is the established varietal in Orange: time on the lees and in barrel has created subtle elegant texture rather than forceful fruit.

Conductor Merlot - has stunning depth of colour and a strong varietal profile dominating the vanilla from the 15 months spent in oak.

Idiot Shiraz - Rhone style with herbal pepper and spice, dark berried fruit and with 15 months barrel ageing, a smooth savoury finish.

Wirewalker Pinot- 12 months in French and American oak, but the purity of fruit is dominant throughout its light-medium palate.

Code / Product / Vintage:

White Wine
1719 Westend Viognier 2010 Screw cap
1720 Westend Riesling 2009 Screw cap
1775 Dreamer Viognier 2011 Screw cap
1776 Architect Chardonnay 2010 Screw cap

Red Wine
1721 Westend Shiraz 2008 Screw cap
1777 Conductor Merlot 2009 Screw cap
1778 Idiot Shiraz 2010 Screw cap
1779 Wirewalker Pinot Noir 2009 Screw cap

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