Friday Tasting

Friday Night's Tasting - Frankland Estate with Hunter Smith

G’day Bridgees,

We are very pleased to announce that Hunter Smith of Frankland Estate will be in-store tomorrow night, between 4.00pm and 7.00pm, to take us through their range of exceptional wines for our Friday tasting.  

Frankland Estate, like Old Bridge, is a family run business. Set up by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam back in 1988, they are now assisted by their daughter Elizabeth Smith and son Hunter, and a small, passionate and hard working team.

Their approach to winemaking? The most significant characteristic of a wine come from the soil and the vineyard environment. They aim to reflect nature, not the hand of the winemaker. This is further aided by being certified as organic back in 2010, the wines Frankland estate produces are complex, with great intensity and depth of flavour.

Open tomorrow night will be….

Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Riesling 2014

Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Shiraz 2012

Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2013

Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Shiraz 2012

Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Cabernet 2012

This will be another cracking tasting! As always, free of charge and a few nibbles. Hope to see you all down here.

Jay and the Old Bridge Team 

Friday Night Tasting - Clos Marche

Arvo Bridgees,
Martin and I first came across Clos Marché earlier this year when we met winemaker Liz while studying our WSET course together. Clos Marche is a collaboration with her partner Skigh McManus, they are small batch winemakers sourcing parcels of fruit from single vineyards across the southwest of Western Australia.
Crafting wines with integrity, with the intent to express the unique characteristics of the varieties grown from our diverse and pristine wine regions.
Skigh began his career making wine in Denmark later relocating to Margaret River where he has been based since 1999. He has also spent time making wine in the USA, Spain, Canada, Asia and New Zealand. Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Viticulture & Oenology in 2000, and has held winemaking positions around Australia and the world from Spain to Tasmania and Israel to Barossa Valley.
Both Skigh and Elizabeth have spent extended periods making wine in the Great Southern region and draw on that inspiration to source the Riesling, Shiraz and Pinot Noir for the wines they create.
We will have Skigh in-store this Friday, the 21st of November to take us through these really cool, expressive and layered wines.
We will have open…
Clos Marche Riesling 2010
Clos Marche Syrah 2010
Clos Marche Pinot Noir 2011
Jay and the Old Bridge Team  


Clos Marche