IN THE NEWS
Take a look at what other people have been saying about our wines, winemaking and winemaker Rollo...
AUSTRALIA'S BEST SANGIOVESE
Rory Kent, creator of Australia's Young Gun of Wine (of which Rollo won in 2010) has written this article on Sangiovese - ours features...Continue reading.
STILLWATER ON BROADSHEET
It may not be primarily about the Wine Centre but nevertheless we get quite a mention in this article that appeared in Broadsheet. Not to mention how great it is to hear of Stillwater's success! Grateful to have an onsite restaurant on the property and right next door to the Wine Centre that servies consistently superb food... Continue reading.
HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2020
Halliday's Wine Companion is one of Australia's most trusted and turned to wine guides. In August 2019 his 2020 edition was released. We are delighted to have maintained our five red star winery listing which means that we are an "outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality" and are in the top 8% of wineries of this calibre Australia wide. Click here for specific wine reviews.
GARRY CRITTENDEN BOWS OUT HIS WAY
Huon Hooke is one of the most trusted voices in Australian wine. Recently, Huon reflected on Garry's retirement from Crittenden Estate. He shares how Garry has bowed out of the family business, in his own way, whilst still creating a wine that reflects his legacy...Continue Reading.
WINEMAKERS STRIKE TERROIR WITH WHOLE-BUNCH PINOTS
Max Allen recently had the pleasure of being in the company of more than 200 pinot-obsessed wine makers, drinkers, sommeliers and media who explored questions around whole bunch winemaking. What is the best percentage? Which is the best way to make a wine that tastes of where it's from?...Continue Reading.
AUSTRALIAN WINE TRAILBLAZERS
Garry Crittenden, along with wife Margaret, established what is now called Crittenden Estate in the Mornington Peninsula in 1982. The Crittendens were one of the region’s pioneers, and the Mornington Peninsula now boasts over 50 cellar doors. Garry was one of the earliest experimenters with Italian grapes, planting Piedmontese varietals Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera and Arneis.
INES OF THE TIMES
Much of the secret to the success of the Crittenden family's vines is deep in the soil, writes James Wagstaff....Read full article.
SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES AT CRITTENDEN ESTATE
Not a media article as such, but for those who are curious; click to read about what we do to farm as sustainably as possible....Continue reading.
TOP WINERIES OF AUSTRALIA 2019
The Real Review (Huon Hooke) has released it's list of top wineries....From the website:
"We review around 10,000 wines each year, and are delighted to see so many wineries producing wines of outstanding quality.
The Real Review Certificate of Excellence is awarded to a select group of wineries that consistently produce excellent wine. The Top Wineries list is a national benchmark that shows where your favourite winery is ahead of its peers."
TOP OUT OF TOWN DESTINATIONS
This week we have had a couple of mentions as a must see destination when travelling out of Melbourne. Click on the following articles to see - and also get some handy tips to fill your weekends! (with Crittenden at the top of the list of course!)
BLOOD TIES IN THE VINES
Understanding what it means to work in a family business is very difficult without having experienced it first-hand....
Read about families of wine that appeared in the Jul/August 2019 edition of Selector Magazine.