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Harvest finishes!

2nd May, 2014

We begam pm 6th February with our Barossa Valley whites and finished with our Eden Valley Shirazes and Rieslings. It was an unusual year, with a lot of stop/start, but the wines are now inside the winery and beginning their long and slow development. We look forward to the result.

The eve of the Trial Hill harvest

March 2014

As in previous years, our pre-picking didgeridoo ceremony was performed by our neighbour Ron who in between managing the technical operations of AP John (the leading Barossa cooperage) is a professional musician talented in many fields including Aboriginal instruments and threir music. Trial Hill, to anyone who comes to visit, is clearly a very spiritual place. We believe it is only fitting that before receiving each year the vineyard's bounty we should pay tribute to the ancient guardians of this precious land, and ask their blessing.

Visit by 11 of our China friends

Thursday 24th April 2014

We were delighted to host the visit to the Barossa of some of our Maverick fans from China. After a vineyard visit, classic Barossa pub lunch and barrel tasting, we were able to relax over a real live Aussie BBQ at Trial Hill.

Maverick has a stand at the Korean Wine Show

Thursday 17th April 2014

Coinciding with our recent entry to the Korean market, Maverick attended this event. We were able to meet many of Korea's top trade and wine writers.

Bottling of the first release of the Maverick Single Vineyard Grenache series

Wednesday 9th April 2014

In 2012, we decided we had the vineyards and the vintage to produce our Single Vineyard Grenache series - from 1971 Grenache grapes at Pewsey Vale, 1895 vines at Greenock and 1840's vines at Vine Vale. The wines are breath-taking and will be relased at year-end.

Maverick has its own stand at Prowein

Monday 24th - Tuesday 25th March 2014

This was the first time Maverick has participated in such as event. We met many old and new friends, including many of our existing and future distributors.

The Maverick winery becomes solar powered.

Thursday 6th February 2014

We finally saw the installation of 120 solar panels generating 120 kw of energy. This is totally in keeping with Maverick's position as a "green" biodynamic winery with all of our vineyards biodynamically farmed.

Misha joins the Maverick family

16th January2014

Our Rhodesian Ridgeback "puppy" was born on 12th November. 6 months later he was half grown at 32 kilos (though he still thinks he is a lap dog!) and larger than life - a genuine Tigger. He loves being involved in everything we do, from bounding around the vineyard to "helping" us in the winery, office and warehouse.

Maverick Twins GSM 2009 was
featured in March 2014 Edition The Good Life

February 2014

Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2008 was
featured in James Halliday's Top South Australian wines 2013

October 2013

Maverick Wine Dinner with Ronald Brown at
Andara Resort and Villas, Phuket

23 September 2013


10th June 2013 - Maverick Wine Dinner at
Spasso Restaurant & Bar in Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

June 2013


March 2013 - Asia-Pacific Banking  & Finance Magazine

March 2013

Maverick Wines were featured in Asia-Pacific Banking & Finance Magazine


March 2013 - Winestate Magazine's "Best wines from NASAA Certified vineyards" - 2 of the 6 are from Maverick

March 2013


 

Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2006
Maverick Greenock Rise Barossa Valley Shiraz 2007
Maverick Twins Barossa Shiraz 2008
featured in "REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE, CHINA"

October 2012

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Maverick Twins Barossa
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc 2008
featured in "25 RED HOT & RATED WINES"

September 2012



Maverick Twins Barossa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc 2009
featured in
" James Halliday Wine Companion magazine August/September 2012 edition "

August 2012



Maverick again a 5 red star winery

July 2012

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Maverick Trial Hill Riesling and Twins Shiraz featured in Jeremy Oliver's "The Australian Wine Annual 2012"

February 2012

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Maverick wines featured in James Halliday's "Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition"

February 2012

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Maverick wines served at
Wine Dinner at The Conrad Bangkok, Michelin
4th - 11th August 2011

August 2011



Maverick Twins Barossa Shiraz 2007 was feautured in Wine Press Magazine on February 2010

August 2010

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Maverick Breechens Blend White 2008 feautured in Taste.com.au on June 2010

1 June 2010

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Maverick wines feautured in Weekend Australian Magazine on April 2010

10-11 April 2010

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Maverick wines feautured in West Weekend Magazine on February 2010

13 February 2010

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Gourmet Traveller WINE gives 91 points to Maverick Trial Hill Riesling 2008

December/January 2010

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Maverick Greenock Rise Shiraz 2006 prominently feautured in Nick Stock's Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010

October 2009

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James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2010 nominates Maverick Wines as a 5 star winery

30th July 2009

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Maverick Twins Shiraz 2007 was chosen as a "Best Buy Wine" by Gourmet Traveller

June July 2009

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Maverick brochure is on the web

April 2009

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Maverick Wines prominently feautured in Nick Stock's Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009

October 2008

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Maverick Wines Opens the Maverick Wines Cellar Club

August 2008

Visit the Cellar Club!

Following the international success of Maverick's single vineyard single varietal wines, Maverick Wines Pty Ltd. is pleased to advise that in future all releases of new vintages of these wines will be offered initially exclusively to Maverick Wine Cellar Club Members in Australia. This will give our friends and supporters in Australia the unique possibility to secure stocks of these highly sought after items, and for us to repay our Members' loyalty and support. The exclusivity will be for a limited period only, so please do not hesitate to place your order now! We will repeat such offers as new single vineyard wines are ready for our consumers, and will generally update our Members through this page of on-going developments so that you can all share with us the Maverick experience!

Wine Business Magazine gives 93 points to Maverick Greenock Rize GSM 2007

July 2008

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James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2009 nominates Maverick Wines as a 5 star winery and one of the Best 10 new wineries in Australia

30th July 2008

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Gourmet Traveller WINE gives 92 points to Maverick Twins Shiraz 2006

April 2008

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Maverick Twins GSM 2006 voted "Top Aussie Red" by Good Living/Huon Hooke

April 2008

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Maverick recognised as one of the top new Shiraz makers by Good Living/Huon Hooke

April 2008

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Gourmet Traveller Wine gives 92 points to Maverick Trial Hill Riesling 2007

February/March 2008

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Huon Hooke/Gourmet Traveller Wine give Maverick 2007 Trial Hill Riesling 92 points

February/March 2008

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Australia's Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine chooses Maverick Trial Hill Shiraz 2005

December 2007/January 2008

Australia's Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine includes Maverick Trial Hill Shiraz 2005 as one of their Top Eleven 5 star newly released Australian reds.
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Jane MacQuitty and The Times choose Maverick Trial Hill Riesling

November 2007

Jane MacQuitty and The Times choose Maverick Trial Hill Riesling as one of their 25 Best Wines under GBP12.
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Yutaka Ozaki, Sommelier at Salt, chooses Maverick Shiraz as his recommendation for the fall

November 2007

In his interview in the "The Japan Times", "Yutaka Ozaki, sommelier at Salt, holds his recommendation for fall, a bottle of Maverick Shiraz 2005, which he describes as having "great finesse and perfect balance that dances on your palette."
- From The Japan Times

James Halliday review of Maverick in "The Weekend Australian" gives Maverick Shiraz 96 points

October 2007

In his review in the "The Weekend Australian" on Maverick Wines entitled "Always Room for Quality", James Halliday gave the 2005 Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 96 points, and described the quality of the Maverick wines as "exemplary".
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Maverick Trial Hill Riesling nominated as "Best New World Wine" by Decanter Magazine

October 2007

"Spurrier's Choice" in the November 2007 Decanter Magazine (the self-styled "World's Best Wine Magazine") nominated the Maverick Trial Hill Riesling as the "Best New World Wine"
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Robert Parker recognises Maverick wines in "The Wine Advocate"

October 2007

Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2005 was given 91 points, and drinkability through 2022! The Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling 2006 received 90 points, the Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Chardonnay 2006 89 points, the Maverick Greenock Rise Barossa Valley GSM 2006 89 points, and the Maverick Twins GSM 2006 88 points.

Maverick Trial Hill Riesling ranked among the Top 100 Australian Wines

October 2007

Gourmet Traveller Wine (Australia's top wine magazine) ranked the Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling among the 100 Top New Release Wines - it was one of 13 Australian White Wines to which 5-stars were awarded.
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Anthony Rose in "The Independent Magazine" named the 2006 Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling as his choice of wine over 10

October 2007

Anthony Rose selected 3 wines for the weekend - one "Under a Fiver", one "Under a Tenner" and for his "Splash Out" wine over £ 10 selected the Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling as
the perfect match for Sashimi, grilled salmon or tuna carpaccio.
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Maverick launched in the UK

July 2007

Maverick launched in the UK. We are delighted to advise that Lea & Sandeman, one of the top importers of premium wine to the UK, has just introduced the entire Maverick range to their customers in top outlets in London/UK.

Maverick Trial Hill Shiraz 2005 came in the top 20

July 2007

Maverick Trial Hill Shiraz 2005 came in the top 20 (out of 270 wines entered) of The Ed Great Shiraz Challenge.

Maverick Wines listed at Ritz Carlton and Hotel Okura

July 2007

Maverick wines listed at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Tokyo and Hotel Okura Tokyo.

Maverick Trial Hill Riesling 2006 selected by Wineart

June 2007

Maverick Trial Hill Riesling 2006 selected by Wineart (Japan's leading wine magazine) as the best example of Riesling from Australia.
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Andrew Caillard MW gave Maverick Wines excellent scores

June 2007

Andrew Caillard MW (author of the Langtons Wine Guide) gave excellent scores to the entire Maverick range, including 93 points for the Maverick Trial Hill Shiraz 2005 and 93 points for the Maverick Trial Hill Rielsing 2006.

Maverick Winery plays host for a Biodynamic Viticulture Seminar organised with the Biodynamic Association of Australia

May 2007

Some 35 leading vignerons and winemakers from the top premium wineries across South Australia came to this two-day seminar, which included first-hand demonstration of the substainable viticultural techniques and equipment used by Maverick Wines.