• Success at the 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show

    Date Posted: 18 Sep 2017

    Squitchy Lane has success at the Yarra Valley Wine Show in September

    The Yarra Valley Wine Show presentation lunch was held at the RACV Club in Healesville on September 15th.  

    We are delighted to have received recognition for the high standard of wines the we are currently producing.   

    Of the 5 wines we entered into the show we received 3 Gold Medals and 2 Silver.  

    GOLD MEDAL – Squitchy Lane 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

    GOLD MEDAL – Squitchy Lane 2017 Rose Cabernet Franc, Merlot

    GOLD MEDAL – Squitchy Lane 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

    SILVER MEDAL – Squitchy Lane 2016 The Key Chardonnay

    SILVER MEDAL – Squitchy Lane 2016 Pinot Noir

    Each of these wines will be released later this year, we will be sure to let you know when they are available.

     

  • November is Pinot Month at Squitchy Lane

    Date Posted: 06 Sep 2017

    Each weekend at cellar door, you can taste a flight of Pinots going back to 2010. We will have 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 on tasting for $10 per person.

    And we will have a mystery bottle in a blind-tasting competition. Win a dozen bottles of Pinot Noir if you can guess the identity of the wine more accurately than anyone else.

    Saturday and Sunday 18th/19th November--our famous duck sausage sizzle. A great match with a glass of Pinot Noir.

    And finally, we will present a Pinot Noir Masterclass at our CBD location later in the month (DATE TBA). Tasting wines from all over the world, this is definitely a must-attend event. Places are strictly limited, so book early--email us at info@squitchylane.com.au. Cost is $50 pp.

     

  • November is Pinot Month at Squitchy Lane

    Date Posted: 06 Sep 2017

    Each weekend at cellar door, you can taste a flight of Pinots going back to 2010. We will have 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 on tasting for $10 per person.

    And we will have a mystery bottle in a blind-tasting competition. Win a dozen bottles of Pinot Noir if you can guess the identity of the wine more accurately than anyone else.

    Saturday and Sunday 18th/19th November--our famous duck sausage sizzle. A great match with a glass of Pinot Noir.

    And finally, we will present a Pinot Noir Masterclass at our CBD location later in the month (DATE TBA). Tasting wines from all over the world, this is definitely a must-attend event. Places are strictly limited, so book early--email us at info@squitchylane.com.au. Cost is $50 pp.

     

  • MYSTERY CHARDONNAY WINNER ANNOUNCED

    Date Posted: 03 Apr 2017

    The winner of our mystery Chardonnay tasting at cellar door is:

    NATALIE MORRELINI from WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Natalie provided the best answer to the (very difficult) question of just where our mystery Chardonnay was from. In fact, the wine on tasting was
    2015 Jacob's Creek Reserve Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills region.
    Not an easy one to guess but Natalie came closest with her Adelaide Hills/McLaren Vale blend option.
    A case of Squitchy Lane Chardonnay is on its way to our winner.

     

  • SQUITCHY LANE WINE SHOW AWARDS

    Date Posted: 19 Dec 2016

    2017 ROSE CABERNET FRANC, MERLOT
    GOLD MEDAL: 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show

    2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CABERNET FRANC, MERLOT
    GOLD MEDAL: 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show

    2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
    TROPHY: 2016 Victorian Wines Show, Best Cabernet Sauvignon
    GOLD MEDAL: 2016 Victorian Wines Show, Best Cabernet Sauvignon
    GOLD MEDAL: 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show

    2016 THE KEY CHARDONNAY
    SILVER MEDAL: 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show

    2016 PINOT NOIR
    SILVER MEDAL: 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show

    2015 PINOT NOIR
    SILVER MEDAL: 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show
    SILVER MEDAL: 2016 Victorian Wines Show

    2013 CHARDONNAY
    SILVER MEDAL: 2016 Victorian Wines Show
    BRONZE MEDAL: 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show

     

  • MYSTERY WINE COMPETITION WINNER

    Date Posted: 04 Dec 2016

    During Pinot Noir month at cellar door we ran a mystery wine tasting with visitors encouraged to identify a wine poured blind.
    We received many interesting answers ranging from French Grenache to Chilean Pinot Noir. Plenty of people doubted our altruism and assumed we would not use a wine that wasn't from Squitchy Lane.
    As it turned out, the wine was NOT one of ours. It was in fact 2015 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir from Tasmania.
    Four people were correct in naming Tasmania although no-one named the producer. So, we put these four names in a hat and drew out a winner:

    Anne Laracy, from Mona Vale in NSW.

    Six bottles of Squitchy Lane Pinot Noir are on their way to the lucky winner.
    Thanks to all who took part. We will run another competition during winter when we plan a Cabernet Sauvignon month.
     

  • NOVEMBER WAS PINOT NOIR MONTH AT SQUITCHY LANE

    Date Posted: 28 Oct 2016

    We are celebrating the release of our 2015 Pinot Noir with a month of Pinot-related activities at cellar door. Come along and help us celebrate the glory of Pinot Noir.

    Each weekend at cellar door, you can taste a flight of Pinots going back to 2010. We will have 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 on tasting for $10 per person.

    And we will have a mystery bottle in a blind-tasting competition. Win a dozen bottles of Pinot Noir if you can guess the identity of the wine more accurately than anyone else.

    Saturday and Sunday 12th/13th November--our famous duck sausage sizzle. A great match with a glass of Pinot Noir.

    Saturday and Sunday 19th/20th November--Pinot-inspired cheese platters.

    And finally, we will present a Pinot Noir Masterclass at our CBD location on Tuesday 22nd November. Tasting wines from all over the world, this is definitey a must-attend event. Places are strictly limited, so book early--email us at info@squitchylane.com.au. Cost is $50 pp.

  • SQUITCHY SELF-EXPRESSION SESSION

    Date Posted: 10 Jul 2016

    There are some talented people out there----as the pictures below indicate.
    These are just some of the artworks being created by visitors to our cellar door, taking part in our self-expression session.

    All you have to do is turn up at the cellar door, hand over $10 and unleash your creativity. We will supply all the materials you need.
    Nothing could be easier...

    You could even taste our wines at the same time, just like a real artist.

    It helps if you can get a beautiful sunny winter's day, just like we had yesterday. But the scenery is beautiful even when it's raining.
    Try a self-portrait if you are not into lanscape...

    Not bad--clearly some experience at work here.

    Come along and get involved.

    UPDATE SUNDAY 17th JULY

    These are pretty impressive....

  • FUME BLANC WINS DOUBLE GOLD AT SIX NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE

    Date Posted: 06 Nov 2015

    The Six Nations Wine Challenge is unlike any other wine show. You can't just enter your wines--instead, the entries are chosen by leading wine writers. Six countries (Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, USA), six leading opinion-makers, six hundred wines in total.
    This year, the 2013 Fume Blanc was selected by Huon Hooke as one of the Australian entries in the Sauvignon Blanc class. This in itself was a great accolade and when the results were published recently, we were even more pleased.
    As you might expect, the class was won by New Zealand but our Fume put in a great effort and was third in the class, beating many famous names and furthering our belief that we have created a unique and genuine style. It was awarded a double gold which I guess means that it is twice as good as a single gold medal wine!!
    You can find more information on this show at www.boutiquewines.com.au.
    In the meantime, enjoy the 2013 Fume Blanc while it lasts.

  • Wine Dinner at Noir

    Date Posted: 24 Jul 2015

    Our wine dinner at Noir last night was a great success.

    I'm pretty sure all guests had a good time. The food was excellent (how about the beetroot dust!!) and the wines, dare I say, were just as good.
    There's no doubt one or two of them were very young and not at their best yet (yes, I'm looking at you, 2013 Cabernet Franc and you as well, 2013 Peter's Block Pinot Noir) but we enjoyed them nevertheless.

    For those of you who are never sure about how much wine to lay in for an event such as this, I can advise that the average per capita consumption last night was 1,150 mls. Sure, a little bit was discarded into spittoons but it wasn't much....