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AMELIA PARK

In 2008 young winemaker Jeremy Gordon walked off with Australia’s most coveted wine making award the Jimmy Watson Trophy. This legendary Trophy has been running since 1962 and the list of recipients reads like a who’s-who of famous Australian wineries (Penfolds, Hardy’s, Lindeman, Wynns etc). Part of the prestige in winning this trophy is due to the open nature of its criteria; the trophy is awarded for the: Best one year old bottle of red wine from anywhere in the country, made from any varietal, in any price range - the best of the best.

Jeremy’s trophy winning wine was the 2007 Flametree Estate Cabernet-Merlot, Margaret River. Winning the trophy was affirmation of Jeremy’s winemaking prowess, and while his local peers already knew his talents; this prestigious award validated him all across Australia. In the years following Jeremy set out with his wife Daniela to start their own property: Amelia Park. While traveling in Australia in the fall of 2011 I came across Jeremy’s wines and was immediately impressed by them. Sadly it was right at the end of my trip and I did not get the chance to contact him until I had returned home. Since 2012 K&L has been working on a direct import basis with Amelia Park to bring these exceptional wines to our customers and spectacularly low prices. We have just received a new shipment of Amelia Park wines including Cab-Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauv Blanc-Semillon. They are yet again some of the best value, purest, most crowd pleasing wines we carry. Fruit is sourced from ultra premium districts in Margaret River and Frankland River and crafted with great skill and dedication to quality. The Cab, Shiraz and Chardonnay all sell for $30 at the winery…making our price of $16.99 - $14.99 look pretty attractive!

If you know and love Australian wines you have probably already had Amelia Park’s offerings and know how good they are. If you are unsure about Australian wines check these out they are sure to illustrate just how dynamite the wines of this country can be and what exceptional values our direct import programs can offer.

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