VineCo Global Passport™ Series 2023
World Class Wines

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TOUR DIFFERENT TERROIR, EXPLORE THE EXOTIC, AND UNCOVER THE UNIQUE.
Every year, our highly anticipated VineCo™ Global Passport Series takes us on a new adventure to the most prominent well-respected wine regions - from highly touted up-and-coming regions to age old vineyards with long histories. A range of classic varietals to charismatic blends, this limited release wine series celebrates creativity and insists on excellence. Available for a short time by reservation only, it’s a one-of-a-kind wine experience. Where will VineCo™ Global Passport Series take you?
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: MALBEC CARMENÈRE
DECEMBER 2022 ~ MALBEC CARMENÈRE, Maipo Valley, Chile
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THE WINE
Bringing together two of South America's classic grape varieties, this blend of Malbec and Carmenère is rich, ripe and balanced. Aromas of red and black berries are followed with hints of cherry, peppercorn and mineral notes. The palate is full bodied, with persisting red fruit, dark chocolate and earthy notes. As a crowd pleaser the Malbec brings a smooth textured mouthfeel. The Carmenère stands its ground as Chile's signature grape, with juicy red fruits, dried herbs and supple tannins.
THE REGION
The Maipo Valley is one of the most important wine regions in Chile and is known for producing some of the most prestigious Chilean wines. It is situated just south of Chile’s capital Santiago and extends east to the Andes Mountains and west to the Coast. The mild Mediterranean climate is dry with warm summers and cold wet winters. The region receives very little rainfall during the hot summer months, therefore viticulturalists rely on drip irrigation to help the vines through the long dry periods. The soils are clay based and very fertile resulting in full bodied red wines.
THE FOOD
* Grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce
* Vegetarian Paella
* Gouda
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $225
Enter the name for this tabbed section: BOURBON CHARDONNAY
JANUARY 2023 ~ BOURBON CHARDONNAY - Riverland, Australia
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THE WINE
Diving into the iconic white wines of Australia, this blend of Chardonnay and Semillon has been taken a step further with the addition of bourbon oak. The wine is full bodied with notes of grilled peach, baked pear and tropical citrus. The bourbon oak delivers a twist of caramel, vanilla bean and subtle baking spice. A rich and textured mouthfeel is balanced with fresh acidity and a long lingering finish. A lovely sipper with complex flavours and unique profile that is sure to excite.
THE REGION
Southern Australia’s picturesque wine region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends for over 300km along the Murray River. This long-established region has more Chardonnay plantings than all the Southern wine growing regions combined in Australia. Chardonnay from this region is vibrant with ripe flavours and oak is often used to support the richness of the wines and add further complexity. Riverland’s continental climate, flat terrain and long hours of sunshine mean the vines receive consistent, quality sunlight, greatly reducing their chance of disease and ensuring fully ripe, flavourful fruit.
THE FOOD
* Roast pork with apples and root vegetables
* Butternut squash risotto
* Goat cheese
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 2-6 months
Body: full
Oak: heavy
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: PINOT NOIR MERLOT SYRAH
FEBRUARY 2023 ~ PINOT NOIR MERLOT SYRAH - Riverland, Australia
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THE WINE
Expressive and smooth with a hint of spice to awaken the senses. This medium bodied assemblage of Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah is a playful yet sophisticated wine. Fresh fruit layers of blueberry, ripe cherry and raspberry are complimented by hints of white pepper and earthy notes. A juicy and vibrant mouthfeel lead to a soft and elegant finish. Supple tannins and vanilla oak nuances round out this unique Australian blend.
THE REGION
The Riverland region is the largest producer of wine in all of Australia. The scenic region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends along the Murray River for more than 300km. The hot, dry continental climate with endless sunshine and cool nights makes the region one of the most perfect places for growing grapes. With minimal rainfall in the region the Murray River provides much-needed water to the area’s vineyards to help irrigate the vines to ensure fully ripe and flavourful fruit. It a place that where citrus and stone fruit tress are abundant and where world class grapes are grown alongside the wildlife filled wetland and the mighty Murray River.
THE FOOD
* Meat based pizza
* Grilled portobello burger
* Gruyere
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $225
Enter the name for this tabbed section: CABERNET ZINFANDEL
MARCH 2023 ~ CABERNET ZINFANDEL - Lodi, California (With Grape Skins)
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THE WINE
Juicy, jammy and seriously bold, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel is a winemaker's delight. The Zinfandel brings ripe and dense berry fruit, while the Cabernet Sauvignon brings the backbone and framework to tie it all together. The fruit is layered with tobacco, pepper and spice, creating a distinct profile that is sought after in the finest Californian reds. The palate is rich and full bodied with well defined tannins and a soft mouthfeel. Great crowd appeal!
THE REGION
Lodi proclaims it is the Zinfandel capital of the world, with over 40% of California’s Zinfandel grown in this region. It is part of the larger Central Valley wine region and is located east of the San Francisco Bay. Lodi’s vines benefit from the cooling water, air and river breezes that are a result of being located directly east of the meeting point of California’s two largest rivers. These rivers that flow through Lodi that originate out of the Sierra Nevada mountains deposit mineral rich soils that contribute to the complex flavours that are found in the fruit from this area. It is blessed with a moderate Mediterranean style climate with warm days, low humidity and cool nights that create a perfect climate for growing flavourful, fruit forward grapes.
THE FOOD
* Bison burger with hand cut fries
* Ravioli with mushroom cream sauce
* Aged cheddar
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-8 months
Body: full
Oak: heavy
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $230
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Fermented on crushed grape skins

VineCo Global Passport™ Series 2022
World Class Wines

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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Primitivo - Italy - 2 LEFT
DECEMBER 2021 ~ PRIMITIVO - Puglia, Italy
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THE WINE
As one of the first varietals to be harvested in Italy, Primitivo loosely translates to ‘early ripening’. It was given this name because every growth stage for the Primitivo grape happens early, starting from flowering through to colour change. This full-bodied wine brings aromas of dark raspberry, black currant, and preserved cherry with hints of coffee and baking spice. It’s earthy, bold, and luscious character are complemented by round tannins and a smooth finish.
THE REGION
The Puglia region which is known for its Primitivo wines. Located at the south-eastern tip of Italy or at the ‘heel of boot’, this sunny dry region is surrounded by water on all three sides. Cool breezes off the Mediterranean help regulate the temperatures in the vineyards offering ideal growing conditions for this grape. The region also produces half of Italy’s olive oil because of the warm and dry climate.
THE FOOD
- Sausage with fennel and fire roasted tomatoes and peppers
- Eggplant Parmesan
- Smoked gouda
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Grillo Pinot Grigio - Italy - SOLD OUT
JANUARY 2022 ~ GRILLO PINOT GRIGIO - Sicily, Italy
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THE WINE
A unique blend of Grillo and Pinot Grigio, this fruit-driven wine is a playful balance between freshness and body. Grillo pronounced GREE-lo, originated in Sicily and is a more robust alternative to Pinot Grigio. It brings more body to this blend along with floral notes and hints of grapefruit. The Pinot Grigio keeps this wine crisp, offering bright acidity along with notes of cantaloupe and sweet pear on the palate.
THE REGION
Sicily is the southernmost region in Italy and the largest island on the Mediterranean Sea. It is consistently blessed with bright sunshine, warm temperatures, moderate rainfall, and coastal breezes. This classic Mediterranean climate is described by Sicilian wine producers as a magical place to make wine thanks to the unique geography, climate, and cultural influence.
THE FOOD
- Grilled Calamari with preserved lemon and fresh herbs
- Tomato and watermelon salad
- Fresh goat cheese
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 2-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: no
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $215
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Tempranillo Bobal - Spain - 2 LEFT
FEBRUARY 2022 ~ TEMPRANILLO BOBAL - Manchuela, Spain
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THE WINE
Experience Spain with this juicy blend of Tempranillo and Bobal, two of the most widely planted varieties in Spain. Ripe fruits of dark cherry, strawberry and blackberry are complemented by notes of plum and fig preserve. Toasted oak brings hints of vanilla bean and baking spice. This medium bodied wine delivers freshness and balance with well- structured tannins and a long lingering finish.
THE REGION
Manchuela is a large wine growing region in central Spain inland from Valencia and located in the valleys between two rivers, the Jucar and Cabriel. These valleys and the influences of the Mediterranean Sea make the climate relatively mild. The moist winds coming off the coast help to regulate the temperatures in the vineyards to ensure optimal growing conditions. Red grape varietals dominate the region with Bobal representing approximately 70% of the vines grown in the region.
THE FOOD
- Paella with chorizo
- Grilled vegetable lasagna
- Manchego cheese
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: yes
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cabernet Shiraz Montepulciano - Australia - SOLD OUT
MARCH 2022 ~ CABERNET SHIRAZ MONTEPULCIANO - Murray Darling, Australia
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THE WINE
A classic Australian blend with a twist. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are married with Montepulciano to create a complex and full-bodied wine. Dark fruits of blackberry and currant follow with notes of plum and preserved cherry. Firm but velvety tannins are met with a rich mouthfeel, with hints of black pepper, sweet red fruits, and baking spice. This is a playful blend bringing three classic varietals together, creating a wine with alluring texture and bold style.
THE REGION
The Murray Darling region straddles the Murray River and covers a large area between northwest Victoria and western New South Wales. A hot and dry climate with extended hours of sunshine, low humidity and cool nights allows for the ideal ripening conditions. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz thrive in Australian soil producing some of the most iconic wines in the southern hemisphere. The region is now becoming known for alternative Italian varieties like Montepulciano because winemakers have realized those varietals perform extremely well in the warm climate.
THE FOOD
- Grilled striploin with a mushroom peppercorn sauce
- Garlic sauteed spinach
- Aged sharp cheddar
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $225
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Includes crushed grape skins
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