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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2008 was
featured in James Halliday's Top South Australian wines 2013
Maverick Wine Dinner with Ronald Brown at
Andara Resort and Villas, Phuket
10th June 2013 - Maverick Wine Dinner at
Spasso Restaurant & Bar in Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
March 2013 - Asia-Pacific Banking & Finance Magazine
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
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"
Maverick Twins Barossa
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc 2008
featured in "25 RED HOT & RATED WINES"
Maverick Twins Barossa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc 2009
" James Halliday Wine Companion magazine August/September 2012 edition "
Maverick again a 5 red star winery
Maverick Trial Hill Riesling and Twins Shiraz featured in Jeremy Oliver's "The Australian Wine Annual 2012"
Maverick wines served at
Wine Dinner at The Conrad Bangkok, Michelin
4th - 11th August 2011
Maverick Breechens Blend White 2008 feautured in Taste.com.au on June 2010
Maverick Greenock Rise Shiraz 2006 prominently feautured in Nick Stock's Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
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!
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
Australia's Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine includes Maverick Trial Hill
Shiraz 2005 as one of their Top Eleven 5 star newly released Australian
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Jane MacQuitty and The Times choose Maverick Trial Hill Riesling as one
of their 25 Best Wines under GBP12.
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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
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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"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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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.
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
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
the perfect match for Sashimi, grilled salmon or tuna carpaccio.
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Maverick launched in the UK
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
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
Maverick wines listed at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Tokyo and Hotel Okura Tokyo.
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
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
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.