Joshua Cooper's Chardonnay is Back

by Hugh French | Aug 09, 2022


Joshua Cooper Wines

“From Victoria, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the likes of Gary Farr (By Farr), Joshua Cooper and Robert Walters (Place of Changing Winds) should be changing perceptions of Australian wine. These are in many cases delicate, elegant, refined wines that deliver classic varietal expression and defy old stereotypes.”

Joe Czerwinski, 2021



"After the erratic and unpredictable weather of 2020, vintage 2021 was a welcome return to more “classic” conditions, though not without its own challenges. Sadly very little Chardonnay was able to be produced due poor flowering and high disease pressure resulting in grapes of less than desirable standard. Very happily though there was the introduction of two new vineyards.

Established in 1999 Dash Farm, supplying Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and located on the granitic Southern foothills of Mt Alexander looking back towards Mt Macedon and the Macedon Ranges - the Cobaw Ridge vineyard slopes look directly at those where Dash Farms is situated and share the same soil type.

Balgownie Vineyard is a name that should need no introduction to lovers of Victorian wines. Established 1969 in Maiden Gully on Ordovician shale, quartz and ironstone rubble it now supplies me a small amount of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon from vines planted 1970. The 1980 vintage, produced by Stuart Anderson remains at the top of the tree for me in terms of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, a truely remarkable wine which still looks as youthful as a 10 year old. Vintage conditions saw a late season by and large producing fresh wines of remarkable intensity, depth and balance. It is a very special year and one that will age extremely well."

Josh Cooper, Winemaker

All wines below are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links below or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or callus on 03 9419 6990.



2021 Dash Farms Vineyard Chardonnay
Usually $79 - Special Offer $74

"Pale, with a green edge Dash Farm offers glass-filling aromas of lemon and grapefruit rind, nectarine, jasmine and spice. Flavours that carry through to the medium-bodied palate combined with creamy, savoury complexity and a fine acid line."

Winemakers Notes


2021 Doug's Vineyard Pinot Noir
Usually $79 - Special Offer $74

"Deep, dark ruby. Classical and very typical of Doug’s Vineyard, but deeper and more concentrated and brooding than previous releases.

Sombre and deep, with black raspberry and maraschino cherry depth complexed by the typical exotic spice of Doug’s Vineyard. Structured by abundant silky tannin and fresh acidity. One of the most powerful vintages of this wine to date, though also one most well defined, owing to the cool, late season."

Winemaker Notes



2021 Ray-Monde Vineyard Pinot Noir
Usually $79 - Special Offer $74

"Garnet. Ray-Monde is filled with the aromas and flavours of black cherry, kirsch, violet, spice, sweet damp earth and peat. Medium bodied with long, fine, silky tannin it is a very “gourmand” wine.

Approachable in youth due to the beautiful balance, the tannic presence and quality suggest it should also age gracefully, gaining additional complexity along the journey."

Winemaker Notes


2021 Dash Farms Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Usually $71 - Special Offer $67

"The mountainside nature of Dash Farm provides incredible freshness to the wine. Deep, inky purple with intense violet, seaweed and cassis, and graphite, sweet herb and spice attest to the cool nature of the site. Only medium weight though remarkably intense it presents as the most “Claret” style of the three Cabernet Sauvignon cuvees, full of small dark berry fruit with fine gravelly tannins. Incredibly satisfying in youth for its dark fruit and freshness, this cuvee will reward with additional complexity with medium term cellaring."

Winemakers Notes


2021 Shay's Flat Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Usually $79 - Special Offer $74

"The Shay’s Flat Vineyard is situated on an elevated picturesque ridge in the heart of the Pyrenees. A distinctly Australian setting with the vineyard surrounded by wheat paddocks, bushland and scrub. The 20+ year old vines are rooted deep into mineral rich shale, quartz and mudstone soils, growing powerful, yet detailed fruit."

Winemakers Notes


2021 Balgownie Vineyard 1970 Block Cabernet Sauvignon
Usually $114 - Special Offer $104

"Deep, dark garnet. A wine that immediately makes one sit up and focus. Incredibly refined and complex with iron, sweet cassis, cedar spice, violet and rose, air reveals infinite nuance and detail. The palate is flooded with wave upon wave of Cabernet fruit, braced by a strict but not overbearing tannic structure, finishing with sweet violet and cassis. The most refined of the three Cabernet cuvees, but also the most concentrated and finally balanced. "

Winemakers Notes



These wines are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links above or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or call us on 03 9419 6990.





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