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Replanting job at Topper’s Mountain vineyard goes on in 2020. We offer you a second chance to adopt a baby vine!

In February 2019, devastating bushfires stormed The Topper’s Mountain vineyard. To help aid the gargantuan long-term resurrection job, Topper’s My Vine Club is offering you again the opportunity to adopt a baby vine to replace one killed by the fire. Altogether, we’ve lost 18.0% of our vines in 2019; mostly from the Gewürztraminer, Tempranillo and Tannat plantings but there [...]

2020-11-17T13:52:41+11:00November 17th, 2020|

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Topper´s but Were Afraid to Ask

In October we were asked by our UK importer The Vinorium to answer few questions on our vineyard and our approach to grape growing and winemaking. It turned up as a pretty long but interesting read.      Topper’s will be the first winery from New England that we have worked with. Can you tell us [...]

2020-11-10T03:03:15+11:00November 10th, 2020|

THE SUBMARINES 2020

Our Maiden Voyage: In 2018, off the back of a near-perfect vintage, we created and launched our first rosé, Pink Submarine. This new, low-intervention offering combined several firsts for us beyond it being our first rosé. Pink Submarine was the result of our first collaboration with winemaker Jared ‘Jilly’ Dixon. It is also (to our [...]

2020-10-27T08:49:55+11:00October 27th, 2020|

Pinotage Day at Topper´s Mountain Vineyard

11th of October, 11am-4pm Many grape varieties have an official day to celebrate their uniqueness and Pinotage is not an exception. Its special day is on the 10th of October! Pinotage is rare to see planted outside South Africa. There are currently no more than ten vineyards in Australia growing this grape and Topper´s Mountain is one of [...]

2020-09-20T20:47:56+11:00September 20th, 2020|

MANSENG – Petit? Gros… no GREAT! Friday 4th September 8pm

Manseng is one of our great success stories with Alternative Varieties, its small berries, tough skins & open bunches make it very resistant to botrytis, the bane of our high summer rainfall. Mike Bennie: Such a good wine. A strong assertion of individuality by Topper’s. Petit Manseng or Gros Manseng? While we believed we planted [...]