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Premium Red and White Winemaking in Victoria

The Village Winery carries a large variety of winemaking kits. Each product is tested to determine whether it meets our exacting standards and merits a place on our shelves. Our premium kits are constituted primarily from varietal grape juice, the highest level of product available, sourced from around the world.

Many of our premium reds and whites also include crushed grape packs, so the wine can ferment on crushed grapes during the first week.

Each batch can make the equivalent of 30 - 750ml bottles. Prices quoted are for the 'kits' or ingredients only. To make wine 'on premise' the regular fee of $55 applies, with no extra charges for corks, shrink caps or customizable labels.

Premium Red Wines

Atmosphere French Cabernet Sauvignon… $121

This small, thick-skinned grape is one of the world's top red varieties. Deep in colour, this wine is brimming with blackcurrant and black cherry flavours with a finish that becomes smooth over time.

Atmosphere Australian Cabernet/Shiraz… $121

Medium to full-bodied, rich and ripe with a plum and blackberry nose. Spice from the Shiraz and silky tannins are complemented by toasted oak.

Atmosphere French Merlot… $121

Medium- to full-bodied with flavours of red berries, plum and mint, the French Merlot, our most popular red wine, becomes smooth over time.

Atmosphere New Zealand Pinot Noir… $121

An elegant medium-bodied wine with hints of raspberry and red plum. Pinot Noirs are typically smooth, and this New Zealand classic will develop the softest and smoothest finish of all our wines.

Cellar Classic Valpolicella… $116

Cellar Classic Valpolicella is a richly-textured and medium-bodied red wine with a delicate fragrance and a fresh, fruity bouquet.

Cellar Craft Amarone… $139

The Amarone ferments on Cellar Craft's 14 lb. 'crushed grape pack' of a blend of virgin varietal grapes and sun dried grapes. The resulting wine is full-bodied and deep garnet in colour with a bouquet of plum, cherry and raspberry. With age the wine softens and dries, and notes of chocolate, tobacco, leather and fig develop.

Cellar Craft Argentinian Malbec… $137

The definitive star of Argentina and fermented on crushed grapes, Malbec is medium to full-bodied and distinguished by its structure, rounded mouth-feel, prominent, lush flavours of ripe cherry, black currant and chocolate, subtle notes of clove, vanilla and caramel with background suggestions of earthiness.

Cellar Craft Walla Walla Cabernet/Merlot… $137

Fermented on crushed grapes, this is the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet and Merlot, typified by the unique Walla Walla profile of intense fruit and spice flavours and aromatics. Notes of currant, cherry and plum are backed by hints of black pepper, anise and coffee. Oaking nicely mellows the tannins and adds a suggestion of toastiness.

Cellar Craft Yakima Valley Cabernet/Shiraz… $139

A rush of blackberry, plum, cherry and candied orange fragrances followed by flavours of currant, fig, cedar and spice intertwined with a beautiful balance of toasted oaks signify this red. This Cabernet has a rich, elegant finish. Made with Cellar craft's 'crushed grape pack', the Rosso Fortissimo is a multiple medal winner fashioned after the Super Tuscan styles of wines. This wine is big and full-bodied with solid structure and bold fruit notes.

Cellar Craft Chilean Carmenere… $139

Oak produces soft tannins, subtle toast and vanilla, providing a terrific backdrop to the aromas and flavours of blackberry, black cherry, tropical fruit, and spice from the grapes. Notes of coffee, mocha, and tobacco can be expected along with a mineral tang that forms as part of the lengthy finish. The wine is medium to full-bodied with bright ruby colour.

Cellar Craft Chateau du Pays… $137

Seven grape stocks from three continents and Cellar Craft's 'crushed grape pack' addition make this version of Chateauneuf-du-Pape full bodied, complex and flavourful with appealing fruit and moderate taste.

Cellar Craft Washington Merlot… $135

Multiple award winner, this Merlot is bold yet elegant. Made with Cellar Craft's 'crushed grape pack', this wine will, with age, display aromas of raspberry, blackberry and plum

Cellar Craft Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel… $135

This Zinfandel is produced with 35-year-old vines from Lodi, California, where hot days and cool nights produce unique grapes, bursting with complex, concentrated flavours. Blackberry and dark cherry aromas provide the dominant flavours, while subtle undertones of raspberry and dried plum round out the flavours.

Cru Select Australian Shiraz… $124

This flavourful red wine is dark in colour with a rich bouquet of fruit and a hint of cassis and spice, aging to excellent quality over time.

Cru Select Australian Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot… $124

The fruit from the Cabernet, the spice from the Shiraz and the softening effects of the Merlot result in a hearty, tightly structured and well-balanced full-bodied red wine.

Cru Select Australian Cabernet Sauvignon… $124

Medium to full-bodied, this Australian classic is soft, yet fruity, showing complex varietal fruit flavours including cherry and blackberry.

Cru Select Chilean Cabernet/Malbec/Carmenere… $124

Strong notes of green pepper, dark fruit and leather define this rich dark wine. Smooth tannins grace the palate followed by blackberries and spice.

Cru Select Italian Amarone… $124

From Tuscany in Italy, the main varietal of Amarone is Corvina. Grapes selected for the Amarone are first partially dried, resulting in a concentration of flavors and slightly higher alcohol content (about 14%). Our Cru Select Amarone is fruity and flavorful with notes of plum, cherry, raspberry and vanilla. Hints of chocolate, coffee and leather develop with age. Drinkable in five months, Amarone will continue to improve over a year.

Cru Select Italian Valpolicella... $124

Medium-bodied, this Valpolicella has an aroma of farm fresh cherries backed by streaks of dark chocolate. Toasted oak on the palate helps it age into an Italian style wine of award winning potential.

Cru Select Rosso Grande… $124

A deep, powerful and very full-bodied red with vibrant flavours of ripe berries and black cherries, supported by bold layers of oak.

En Primeur Australian Cabernet Sauvignon… $139

Full-bodied and deep garnet in colour, this Cabernet Sauvignon features flavours of plump blackberries and black currant with an aroma of fresh violets. The inclusion of Cellar Classics Winery Series grape skins highlight these flavours while contributing tannin and spice. A touch of vanilla courtesy of the added oak completes the wine. The Cellar Classic Winery Series Cabernet won 'Best of Show' at the 2009 Amateur Winemaking Competition.

En Primeur Rosso Grande Excellente… $139

This red is deep, powerful, and very full-bodied with vibrant flavours of ripe berries and black cherries, supported by bold layers of oak.

En Primeur ‘Trio’ – Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Zinfandel… $139

A modern, new-world-style wine featuring a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel. Aromas of vanilla, red berries and black cherries and sweet flavours of ripe raspberry, chocolate and cherry dominate.

Legacy Barolo… $118

Fuller-bodied, robust and deep in colour, this Italian classic has ripe black fruit flavours and is higher in tannins, becoming softer as it ages.

Legacy Pinot Noir… $116

The feature grape of Burgundy, the Pinot Noir is medium-bodied and very smooth, with complex flavours of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry.

Legacy Primo Rosso… $118

This blend of European juices creates a big, full-bodied red wine. Flavourful with aromas of nutmeg and berry, a backbone of oak provides tannin and structure.

Legacy Cabernet-Merlot… $116

A classic blend of rich, dry Cabernet Sauvignon and soft, fruit-forward Merlot with a warm, berry bouquet.

Legacy Valpolicella… $116

True to its Italian heritage, the Valpolicella is medium-bodied and easy-drinking. Fresh and subtly dry, with soft red berry notes and just a hint of spice, Valpolicella may be consumed young, when fresh and fruity, or allowed to smoothen and mellow with age.

Selection Australian Cabernet Sauvignon… $128

The bold, individualistic style of Australia's winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes', captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, combining forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. This Cabernet is rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak

Selection Australian Grenache - Shiraz – Mourvedre… $125

The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin

Selection Calif. Cabernet – Merlot… $119 

This medium to full-bodied popular blend combines the plump, fruity, earlier ageing Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match

Selection Italian Brunello… $137

Selection Italian Brunello Style with crushed grapes is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish.

Selection Luna Rosa… $128

Bold, robust and intense, Luna Rosa is a dark, inviting colour with rich, bold, oak-enhanced aromas and an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavours. Luna Rosa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish.

Selection Chilean Malbec…$124

Chilean Malbec has an intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aroma, which give way to a slight touch of leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbec carries the plush texture of ripe tannins with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidity allow this wine to be enjoyed while young.

Selection New Zealand Pinot Noir…$119

New Zealand's finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.

Selection Australian Shiraz…$124

The grape that was made for Down Under - its hot climate perfect for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish.

Premium White Wines

Atmosphere German Muller Thurgau… $118

Thought to be a cross between Riesling and Silvaner, Muller Thurgau is an aromatic wine with fruity flavours of melon.

Cellar Craft Yakima Valley Pinot Gris… $135

A premium white that displays aromatic notes of green apple and lemon against a floral and honeyed background. A rich mouth-feel with tangy fruit acid balancing the hint of sweetness distinguishes this wine. Floral and mineral notes persist in the lingering finish. The wine’s full character and charm become most apparent after several months of bottle aging.

Cellar Craft Lodi Chardonnay... $133

Green apple, citrus, and tropical fruit aromas, lead into light citrus and peach flavours. The finish is crisp and dry becoming a little ‘creamy’ with age.

Cellar Craft Yakima Gewurztraminer... $139

A powerhouse of lychee, mango, grapefruit, honey and spice, with a lovely, lingering finis. Enjoy young and fruity or age longer for a more refined profile. May be made dry or sweetened to taste.

Cru Select Australian Chardonnay… $121

Clean, crisp and rich in varietal character, fruit flavours abound with notes of apple cloves and butterscotch tantalizing the palate describes this Chardonnay.

Cru Select Australian Viognier-Pinot Gris… $121

Aromatic with flavour of apricot and pear, the Viognier-Pinot Gris is medium- to full-bodied and quite fruity.

Cru Select German Traminer Riesling… $121

This blend of Germany's most popular white wines features the fresh, crisp flavours of Riesling combined with the exotic spiciness of Gewurztraminer. Medium to full and fruity, this flavourful wine can be made dry or sweetened to taste.

Cru Select New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc… $121

Crisp, full and fruity with intense flavours of grapefruit, herbs and freshly cut grass with a clean and dry finish are characteristics of this Sauvignon Blanc.

Cru Select ‘Trio’ Viognier/Chardonnay/Riesling… $121

Sourced from Argentina, this modern New World white wine highlights the apricot and floral notes of Viognier, the minerality of Riesling, and the tropical aromas of Chardonnay. Medium to full-bodied and flavorful, this complex white wine is ready to sample in two months, but better in four to eight.

Legacy Chardonnay… $111

Chardonnay is a classic varietal with a fruit-forward bouquet, flavours of crisp green apple and pear, and dry and clean finish.

Legacy Gewurztraminer… $111

A distinctive and exotic wine with an intriguing floral bouquet, Gewurztraminer is known for flavours of grapefruit and spice. It may be made dry and crisp or sweetened to taste.

Legacy Italian Pinot Grigio… $111

Majestically soft, Pinot Grigio (our number one selling wine) is smooth and dry, low in acid with peach and tropical fruit flavours on the palate.

Legacy Riesling… $111

Medium-bodied, the Johannisberg Riesling is lightly fruity with hints of citrus and floral notes. The Riesling can be made dry or sweetened to taste.

Legacy Sauvignon Blanc… $111

Clean, crisp and dry, Sauvignon Blanc is noted for its herbaceous and grassy notes and floral bouquet.

Selection Symphony… $121

A white wine with the incredibly intense aromas of melon, grapefruit, mango, peach, banana and papaya. The fruity character picks up a strong backbone from the good acidity and hint of tannin, carried over from the Grenache Gris grape.

Selection White Zinfandel… $119

This blush favourite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon. Must be tried to be believed.

Selection Australian Chardonnay…$123

The Chardonnays of Australia continue to wow wine drinkers around the world with their unabashed celebration of opulent fruit and vanilla-oak, full-bodied flavour. Our Chardonnay is no exception. Full, supple, buttery and fruity, this golden wine delivers from start to clean, lingering finish.

Selection Italian Pinot Grigio…$120

The uniquely Italian version of the well-known Pinot Gris grape, picked earlier in Italy than in all other regions and well before its characteristic loss of acidity at ripening, for a bright, crisp, dry white wine with a gentle perfume and a detectable spiciness. Fresh, fragrant and lively, its flavours include a certain flintiness with hints of citrus and almonds.

Selection German Muller Thurgau…$119

Developed as a cross combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany's most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavour. Our German Muller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavours of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral aromas. May be made dry or sweetened to taste.

Selection Australian Traminer-Riesling…$124

The lively golden hue reveals a combination of floral notes and apple crispness with perfumed headiness of lychee, rose petals, and hints of passion fruit. The long finish and medium body makes a great off-dry wine for sipping.

Selection California Viognier…$118

The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow colour, tinged with the variety's typical 'green-gold' hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas. As it matures, it can also display hints of jasmine, honeysuckle, kiwi, mint, orange blossom and even mango! Lower acidity makes it friendly to a wide range of foods, but it's soft but strong' character makes it excellent for sipping alone.

Selection Luna Bianco… $123

Winexpert's biggest, boldest white wine ever. In the spirit of the great full-bodied Chardonnays of California and Australia, Luna Bianca is lush, golden and rich. Dense, luscious, buttery aromas and flavours of tropical fruit blends dance up from the glass.

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