Sourced from two famous Semillon vineyards. Trevena Vineyard, planted in 1920 on sandy loam soils, these unirrigated vines are situated on Hermitage Road Pokolbin, and Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin, planted in 1969 on sandy clay loam. Picked in early February, the wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines; concentrated citrus fruit, refreshing acidity and delicate minerality. Great early drinking, however patience will be rewarded with cellaring up to 10+ years.
Hand Crafted by Daniel Binet & Angus Vinden
This particular label was illustrated by Mancunian artist, Stan Chow (@stan_chow), as a wedding gift from my wife Hannah. It plays homage to the photography project I started last year during lockdown, whereby each year I’ll take a self portrait post harvest to represent that respective vintage.
Chenin Blanc sourced from our Somerset Vineyard. This block was planted by the Howard family in 2007 on fine clay loam soil. The fruit was handpicked, de-stemmed, then fermented on skins for a week before being pressed off into Spanish clay amphorae and neutral French oak for secondary fermentation, before being blended.
Hand Craﬅed by Angus Vinden
11.5% Alc./vol. Approx. 6.8 std drinks
Minimal Sulfites added
Pokolbin Blanc is a blend of multiple varieties, with some fermented on skins, some in stainless steel, Spanish clay amphora and some in neutral French oak to build complexity, weight and texture. I wonder if you can guess what they are?! This funky little number is light, fun and delicious.
Handcraﬅed by Angus Vinden
11% Alc./vol. Approx. 6.1 std drinks
Minimal sulfites added
lignée semillon sauvignon blanc | 11.5% alc./vol.
50% Semillon from Somerset Vineyard, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley
Fermented in a concrete egg
50% Sauvignon Blanc from Borrodell Vineyard, Orange
Fermented in seasoned oak barrel and concrete
Unfiltered. Minimal sulfites added.
Lignée is only available in magnums (1,500l) and only 667 bottles of each blend have been made for 2021. Last year’s release sold out in a matter of hours, so get in quick.
Vintage 2021 marks the third year of this collaborative release between Angus Vinden of Vinden Wines, and Will Gilbert of Gilbert Family Wines. Lignée first came to fruition over a couple of frothies at the pub in 2017 - Angus and Will, who are both known for producing single region and most often single vineyard wines, decided to share their fruit from Pokolbin and Orange, and make a large format wine together. This is the first year Angus & Will have created a rosé lignée together.
Semillon sourced from our Somerset Vineyard - this block was planted by the Howard family in 1969 over fine clay loam soil, the fruit was hand picked in early February. The juice was fermented on fine solids in tank, a large concrete egg, neutral oak and given extended lees contact to building complexity and texture. The wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines; refreshing natural acidity, citrus fruit and delicate minerality. Drink anytime over the next 10+ years.
Hand Crafted by Angus Vinden & Daniel Binet
10.5% 5.9 std drinks
Minimal Sulfites added
Due to the lockdown, the restaurant has been closed for several months, therefore we have a limited number of cases of this exceptional wine to sell.
This wine was a bespoke project- a collaboration between Catalina Restaurant and Vinden Wines. The wine was hand crafted in the Hunter and refined by the exceptional palates of the team at Catalina to produce something truly unique.
Sourced from Somerset Vineyard, which was planted in 1969 over fine clay loam soil, the fruit was picked in early February 2020. The juice was fermented on fine solids and extended lees contact was allowed before being bottled.
This wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines; citrus fruit refreshing natural acidity, and delicate minerality.
Purchase a case of six for $120 ($20 per bottle)Purchase a case of twelve for $210 ($17.50 per bottle)