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Jones Winery & Vineyard

Gourmet Traveller Wine - 3rd Best Cellar Door in Australia

Gourmet Traveller Wine - Best Tasting Experience in Rutherglen

Gourmet Traveller Wine - Star Cellar Door, Rutherglen

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 4.5 star winery

 

Wine Awards & Reviews

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2016 Fiano

2017 Aust. Alternative Wine Varieties Show - Silver

2017 Wine Front - 91 points. "Rutherglen Fiano from one of the region’s most charismatic producers. Dry style of white but perfumed and expressive. It lures you in. Honeysuckle, citrus, white flowers and a smidgen of vanilla. Quite lovely. Very good drinking to be had here." - Campbell Mattinson.

2017 The Real Review - Recommended. "Varietally expressive with lemony flavours and faint nuttiness. The palate is clean, gently fruity and slightly minerally. It has beautiful acidity that is bright, but not at all sour. A highly satisfying drop." - Toni Paterson

$25 per bottle, purchase from Store.

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2016 Ugni Blanc

2017 The Real Review – 91 points. “I am always looking for something different to drink, and this delicious Ugni Blanc from Jones in Rutherglen fits the bill. It is a relatively shy wine at first with welcome restraint. Soft lemon flavours sit within a refreshing palate which is neither fruity or savoury. Though it is this neutrality that makes it so appealing. It is an elegant wine that is refreshing and satisfying on its own though makes a discreet and respectful partner when served with food.” – Toni Paterson.

2017 Wine Front - 89 points

2017 Aust. Alternative Wine Varieties Show - Bronze

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Jones Winery & Vineyard 2015 Marsanne

2017 The Real Review - 90 points. "Delicate spice and white flowers followed by a lemony palate with savoury undertones. Medium-weight and refreshing with pleasing restraint and texture. Cleansing and bright on the finish. The wine opens and evolves with time in the glass." - Toni Paterson

2017 Decanter World Wine Awards - 88 points

2017 Halliday Wine Companion - 91 points

2016 Wine Front - 90 points. "Whole bunch pressed and then barrel fermented and matured. Rutherglen marsanne.  It’s in a good drinking zone now. It’s all honeysuckle and toast, stonefruit and citrus, the finish both dry and floral at once. It’s a pretty wine but there’s also some grip here; I can see it maturing but I can’t see it drinking much better than it is now." - Campbell Mattinson

2016 Wine Showcase New Release - Silver

2016 Winestate North East Victoria - 3.5 stars

2016 Rutherglen Wine Show - Bronze (no gold or silver awarded)

$26 per bottle, purchase from Store.

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2016 MO-Marsanne

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 91 points

2017 Aust. Alternative Wine Varieties Show - Bronze

2017 The Real Review - Recommended. "Mid-gold in colour. A spicy and textured dessert wine with ripe melon, cinnamon apple and honey flavours. Gentle spice on the finish. Clean, sweet, bright and spicy." - Toni Paterson

2017 Wine Front - 88 points. "Straw-coloured. Sweet white. Honeysuckle and sweet lemon, juice and rind. Simple and delicious. Reasonable length/texture too."- Campbell Mattinson

$25 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2012 Sparkling Shiraz

2016 Rutherglen Wine Show - Gold (the only Gold awarded). “A great example of a classic Australian Sparkling Red.” - Wine Show Judges.

2016 Wine Showcase - Gold (94 points)

$45 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

jones the winemaker 2014 Shiraz

2016 Wine Showcase - Silver (86 points)

$22 per bottle

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2013 Shiraz

2017 The Real Review - 90 points. GOOD BUY. "Although this wine is richly flavoured, the palate is lively and supple. Beautifully complexity coming from five year's bottle age. Raspberries and red plums on the nose and excellent concentration and length. On the palate, there is mocha, stewed plums, cherries and spice. The tannins are soft and balancing. It is a beautifully composed wine that is a delight to drink." - Toni Paterson

2017 Decanter World Wine Awards - 88 points

2017 Halliday Wine Companion - 90 points

2017 Australian Good Food & Travel Guide. "Rutherglen prides itself on making ‘wines fit for heroes.’ As a devout observer of drinking habits in restaurants over the past few years, especially the tendency for the big, bold reds to mainly appear on tables occupied by women, so I hope that in these more politically correct times the term includes what we used to describe as ‘heroines.’ This is definitely a big, robust red that will certainly do extreme justice to a rare char-grilled steak. The juices in the steak will combine with the wine’s tannins and render a very satisfying combination. Take care with it, though. It carries a hefty 14.5 per cent alcohol as well as a significant flavour punch." - John Rozentals

2016 Wine Showcase - Gold (93 points)

2016 Winestate: 2013 Shiraz or Older - Equal Top 4 Stars. "Creamy raspberry fruit aromas; attractive lavender lift.  Deep, well-structured palate with bold, intense chocolatey/berry flavours."

2016 Wine Front - 89 points

$32 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2015 L.J.

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points. "It has all the richness and depth a full-bodied shiraz can muster yet there's nothing heavy-handed here as the fruit - from 110yo vines - is the real star, wound around savoury-earthy notes, licorice and star anise, with ripe tannins on the finish. Plenty of life." - Jane Faulkner

$70 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2013 L.J.

2017 Halliday Wine Companion - 90 points

2017 The Real Review - Recommended. "A generous, full-bodied red made from very ripe shiraz and grenache grapes. The oak influence is on the high side with desiccated coconut and vanilla tones. Lively acidity and ripe, integrated tannin. For those who like their reds big and fleshy." - Toni Paterson

2016 Wine Front - 91 points. "Hand-picked shiraz grapes are fermented in open vats (as whole berries) and subsequently matured in all-French oak. Burly shiraz but with character.  Rustic in a positive sense.  Earth, blackberry, rust and spice notes lead into roasted coffee and leather territory. Firm, ripe, warm tannin asserts itself through the back half. It’s not fresh but it’s sturdy and straight; it’s hard to see it falling over any time soon.  Red wine with (more than) a bit of swagger." - Campbell Mattinson

2015 Matthew Jukes review. "2013 Jones Winery & Vineyard L.J. Shiraz is the top red wine at this estate and it is made from 110 year old vines. This wine is a slice of history in a glass. I have a feeling that it probably tasted not dissimilar to this wine when it was first turned into grapes a century ago. This wine has a flavour which I have never tasted before, not least because I have never tasted fruit from this vineyard. It is unlike anything from the rest of Rutherglen, anything from the rest of Victoria and anything from anywhere in Australia - it is unique. You will need to be patient because this Shiraz, with a dribble of Grenache, is crammed with undergrowth, bark, leather, herbs, tobacco and dry spices. The fruit is secondary. The vineyard, its flora and even in fauna play an integral part. The grapes are merely the vectors which bring mineral complexity from the soil via the roots and trunks to a fleetingly juicy medium and on to a more stable and more delicious creation – the wine. The sensation here is one of languid, outback chic layered with reverence and respect. I expect it to drink in five years and peak in a decade.  I will be there with a large glass when it does." - Matthew Jukes, International Wine Reviewer

$75 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2015 Durif

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 92 points

2017 Wine Front - 91 points. "Both sturdy and svelte. This is in good shape. Tar, leather, blackberry and saltbush, with a gentle push of malt/toast/musk, the latter characters most likely from oak. There’s nothing overdone here but nor does it feel underpowered; far from it. Thick chains of tannin should see it perform well in the cellar." - Campbell Mattinson

2017 The Real Review - 90 points. "A very youthful durif with an open structure, firm tannins and surprisingly reserved fruit. Bright acidity, dried mulberries and freshness on the palate. I enjoy the savoury edges. One for the cellar." - Toni Paterson

$35 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard 2015 Malbec

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 93 points

2017 Wine Front - 87 points

2017 The Real Review - 90 points (#6 out of 16 Australian wines). "There is welcome restraint in this malbec, with reserved fruitiness and subtle, refined oak. The tannins are gently drying and in balance with the fruit. It is a distinctly savoury, medium-bodied wine, with nuances of dried cherry and faint orange peel." - Toni Paterson

$35 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard Classic Rutherglen Muscat

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points. "Mid-amber with a touch of orange; luscious palate, all fruitcake and spice, orange marmalade, raisins soaked in brandy; plus butterscotch and caramel. The spirit is clean, warming and nearly balanced." - Jane Faulkner

$35 per bottle, purchase from Store

 

Jones Winery & Vineyard Rare Rutherglen Muscat

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 95 points. "Mid-mahogany; quite heady, with a gamut of spices from star anise and cinnamon to powdered ginger and smells of dark fruitcake, burnt toffee and raisins. Richly flavoured, luscious but not heavy, with a brandy note to the spirit, and the considerable sweetness balanced by the acidity and depth of flavour. A treasure." - Jane Faulkner

$160 per bottle

 

CORRELL Blanc Aperitif

2018 Halliday Wine Companion - 90 points

2017 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Top 10 Vermouths to Try - #7 PRETTY IN PEDRO. "Inspired by winemaker Mandy Jones's time in Bordeaux, learning how that region's famous Lillet aromatised wine is produced, this is a gently sweet, pretty white infused with orange rind, star anise and juniper. Serve chilled over ice." - Max Allen

2016 Wine Front. "Totally delicious drink. As in, you know, totally gorgeous. It tastes of licorice, orange blossoms, mandarin and assorted sweet spices, is beautifully balanced, and while it certainly is laced with sweetness it finishes quite crisp, quite dry. It works best on ice though I first tasted it at room temperature and it had me at hello. Enough said." - Campbell Mattinson

$38 per bottle, purchase from Store