Pennyweights have been a staple of the Australian Apera (formerly known as Sherry) industry. Their base in Beechworth is obviously the perfect place to nurture these lovely tributes to the unique wines of Jerez in Spain.
This Fino is unmissable. It has all the characters you would expect from a Fino Sherry: lean, dry, flinty. But being from Australia it has an extra weight of fruit that balances out the drying acid. I think this is lovely. Perfect with oysters, seafood or as a small refreshing glass on the hot days over summer.
The region that was a gold and prison town long before it was famous for wine. Beechworth has a lot to offer wine lovers. With a good diversity of styles from rich Chardonnay to Pinot Noir as well as Shiraz and Cabernet all doing well it is a must visit. Giaconda is the most famous name in the region but other wineries have crafted reputations for quality. Serious work into the terroirs has seen that Beechworth is probably in fact three or four distinct regions.
The main variety of Sherry production. It grows in the chalky white albariza soils which gives a dry, acidity, minerally and faintly aromatic base wine to craft into works of Sherry art. Used for Fino/Manzanilla, Amontillado and Oloroso production.