Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard, Exeter

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POSTED: 11 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Banjo’s Run 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

The Southern Highlands wine region in NSW is one to watch for its often-stellar sauvignon blancs off vineyards that thrive in the cool-climate conditions that suit the variety so well.

And one truly stellar performer is the small Banjo’s Run at Exeter, at the very southern end of the Highlands region, its 2011 Sauvignon Blanc a wonderfully fresh and aromatic wine with plenty of varietal flavour. Owner Bill Hall bought the old and somewhat rundown vineyard around three years ago and has achieved wonders in his program of rejuvenation.

The 2011 growing season was cool throughout, and with record high rainfall that resulted in vigorous canopy growth and subsequent slow-ripening of fruit that developed those intense flavours. With typically sauvignon blanc passionfruit and tropical fruits to the fore, it’s one to enjoy with Thai foods, or if you are not into spiciness, with a wide range of seafoods.

Value buying at $28 from the cellar door, or $308 a case – order on 0408 228 724 or www.banjosrun.com.au. Delivery charges apply to some areas.

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OUR WINES:

Banjo’s Run 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

SILVER MEDAL WINNER! at the 2011 Canberra Regional Wine Show.

BRONZE MEDAL WINNER! at the 2012 South Coast Wine Show.

The Southern Highlands wine region has is known for this variety. The wines show distinctive aromatic varietal aromas with a generosity of fruit and fresh mineral acidity, often lacking in other cool climate wines made from this variety.

Banjo’s Run 2011 ‘Noble Instinct’ Reserve

Our 2011 Banjo’s Run ‘Noble Instinct’ Reserve is a sparkling infusion of our Cab Franc and Merlot grapes giving a delightfully refreshing cool climate wine, with fruit driven flavours.

Banjo’s Run 2010 Chardonnay

A delicate blend of ripe fruit and subtle oak characters with a complex peach and melon palate and outstanding length resulting in this chardonnay being well received and popular.

Banjo’s Run 2011 Chardonnay

Following on from our very successful 2010 Chardonnay, our 2011 vintage is a crisp style of Chardonnay, light on the palette and full of fruit flavours – great drinking right now!

This delicate chardonnay exhibits subtle oak characters with ripe fruit and with a complex peach and melon palate resulting in a popular easy drinking chardonnay.

Banjo’s Run 2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The Southern Highlands wine region has become the region of choice for this variety. The wines show distinctive aromatic varietal aromas with a generosity of fruit and fresh mineral acidity, often lacking in other cool climate wines made from this blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc variety. This wine has a fresh aromatic flavour. This wine is a very successful vintage and has been highly regarded by other wine makers.

Banjo’s Run 2010 Pinot Noir

BRONZE MEDAL WINNER! at the 2012 South Coast Wine Show.

When tasting Pinot Noir it’s worth bearing in mind that it’s not a big wine, but that it is all about delicacy and length, harmony and finesse. The light Ruby Red colour compliments this firm fruit structured pinot noir that has great length and cellaring potential and a rewarding partner to those game dishes enjoyed at a fireside table.

Banjo’s Run 2009 Cabernet Merlot

The Southern Highlands wine region has become the region of choice for this variety. A wine that develops sweet berry and blackcurrant characters with ripe savoury tannins, complex oak and a long smooth finish produce a traditional cabernet merlot finely matched with traditional beef dishes on a cold winter’s night. Cheese, fish and Thai spice foods.

Banjo’s Run 2011 Pinot Gris & Banjo’s Run 2012 Pinot Gris

Distinguishing features include stone fruit and nectarine aromas and flavours along with honey and hay characters. Pinot Gris is typically picked later and riper, and is rich, spicy and full-bodied, with a rounded, glossy texture. Pinot Gris will often have high sugar content with low acidity that will regularly produce wines with complexity.
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  • It's not a palatial chateau, it's not a stone-cellared monastery, it's a modern shed set among the vines. But the treasures within are the equal of any winery in the region. We were staying for the we...  more »
  • Excellent wines and Bill knows so much about his wines and the region. Great bed and breakfast also available allowing you to stay and enjoy the region.  more »

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