Rutherglen's All Saints Estate are unlocking their Family Cellar. June 7 marks the winery's inaugural edition of their Museum Release, giving oenophiles the opportunity to acquire some of the rarest back vintages.
The wines have been hand selected by All Saints winemaker Nick Brown and have been put forward based on rarity. The first edition includes 25 back vintages that can be purchased individually or as part of a curated pack. The packs are available in two, four or six bottles and hero variety or vintage.
The Museum Release will be available from Tuesday June 7.
Nick says Rutherglen is one of Australia's most historic wine regions and the selected wines celebrate place and history. "Our Family Cellar reflects this history with old vine wines cared for over the last three decades. Optimal storage conditions have allowed the wines to be perfectly aged, and wine enthusiasts will be able to enjoy these treasured vintages at their peak, without needing to cellar it themselves. We look forward to sharing this collection with those who are as passionate about wine as we are.”
Nick's shortlist includes nine vintages of the Family Cellar range (the famed 2004 All Saints Estate Family Cellar Shiraz and the 2007 All Saints Estate Family Cellar Maryanne). Also featured are the limited and unique Alias II, a shiraz Muscadelle blend, and Pierre – a Burgundy blend named after the late Peter Brown.
The All Saints Family Cellar.
The Family Cellar was launched in 2003 to house the Browns' most precious wines. The cellar is located under Bonnie, the newly launched restaurant at All Saints Estate, which was once the original bottling hall for the winery in the '60s. The underground cellar is a self-cooling system, designed to create the most optimal cellaring conditions.