Nick Brown’s Autumn Wine Guide

As the season changes, our palates lean towards textural, richer, and fuller-bodied white wine styles. It's also the perfect time to dig out those favourite red wines from the cellar that might have been forgotten over the summer months. 


First on the list is my new and ever-popular2023 All Saints Estate Prosecco. A delicate sparkler with notes of green apple, pear, and a hint of citrus, culminating in a crisp, dry finish. It’s perfect for those entertaining hosts who appreciate fun moments, offering a taste of effervescence and sophistication. 


Transitioning to a medium-bodied white, I’d recommend our new2022 St Leonards Vineyard Pinot Gris. A balanced wine with both fruit and texture on the palate, this white wine offers versatility, pairing beautifully with lighter meats and even dishes with a touch of spice. 


Dare to be different with our Pilot Project2023 St Leonards Vineyard Ruby. This is a really exciting wine. A youthful and vibrant chillable red wine, boasting confected raspberry, cherry, and a subtle hint of mint. Described by wine critic Shanteh Wale as a "colossal blend of fantasy and reality," it's a testament to our willingness to push boundaries and embrace the unexpected. 


Now let's turn your attention to the timeless classic, the2022 All Saints Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Immerse yourself in aromas of blackcurrant and cedar, complemented by structured tannins and the subtle influence of refined oak. Crafted with care and aged for 16 months in French oak barriques, this wine is a testament to our commitment to tradition and excellence. 


Rounding off our selection is the2022 All Saints Estate Pierre– a Bordeaux inspired blend paying homage to tradition. A careful marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Berry flavours, a rich mid-palate, and lifted floral notes come together to create a smart blend greater than the sum of its parts. It’s also a wine I make every year to honour my late Dad Peter, so you can be assured there’s extra attention and detail in the winemaking on this one. 


Here's to savouring autumn's extraordinary moments and I hope you enjoy these very special wines. Cheers! Nick.