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About andersonwinery

Father & daughter winemakers specialising in small batch, premium wines, including traditionally made sparkling wines & full bodied reds.

Howard Anderson – 50 years of winemaking 1964 – 2014

Howard is celebrating 50 years in the wine industry in 2014! He has spent the last 23 years of that working at establishing and building up Anderson winery. But it all started 50 years ago, back in 1964. Howard had … Continue reading

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Pinot noir Chardonnay 2001

Don’t you love it when a mistake turns into something great? We were cleaning up the back room a few months ago and discovered this bin of 2001 Pinot noir Chardonnay we thought we’d long sold out of. Oops! Hoping … Continue reading

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2001 Pinot noir Chardonnay

Don’t you love it when a mistake turns into something great? We were cleaning up the back room a few months ago and discovered this bin of 2001 Pinot noir Chardonnay we thought we’d long sold out of. Oops! Hoping … Continue reading

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What is a big red?

Big red / full bodied red. What exactly does it mean? Seems like a simple question perhaps, but people do have different ideas or perceptions. Many people think a big red has lots of tannin, so it dries the mouth out and … Continue reading

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Wine show judging

Last week was the 123rd annual Rutherglen Wine Show and I was lucky enough to be invited as an Associate judge.  No, this doesn’t mean I rigged the results! All the wines are tasted blind, and Associate judge’s scores don’t … Continue reading

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Serving sparkling reds

How do you serve your sparkling reds? In a champagne flute? Most people do. Well, we like to serve them in a red wine glass. The original Champagne glass was wide & shallow (supposedly modelled on Marie Antoinette’s breast), but this … Continue reading

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Dark chocolate tart

Who doesn’t love chocolate? I found / modified this recipe a couple of years ago specifically to match with a new wine we had just released – a late harvest Shiraz named after my sister – Melanie (who, coincidently, loves … Continue reading

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