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California Connoisseur

California Connoisseur™ is a celebration of sunshine. Made from the finest grape concentrates California has to offer, California Connoisseur™ has become synonymous with outstanding wines of distinctive character, worthy of being served to all who appreciate the proud heritage of the vintner’s art. In as little as 28 days you can create wines of impressive bouquet, flavour and structure.

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Red Wines

  • Bergamais

    A refreshing, lighter red wine with full fruit flavours of cherries and berries found in Gamay – the featured grape. Consume young and slightly chilled.

    Light Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Deep ruby colour with a black currant and cedar nose. A full bodied wine having a tannic character when young. Capable of long ageing. Includes premium oak.

    Medium Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • California Red

    A special red blend developed by our Winemaster to meet most of your entertaining needs. A light bodied dry wine for easy drinking.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Malbec

    Medium to full body with ripe dark fruit aromas, notes of vanilla and spice and flavours of raspberry and ripe cherry produce a long velvety finish.

    Medium Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • Merlot

    The popular Merlot grape produces an exceptional soft, low tannin wine. A smooth wine, rich in flavours of blackberry and black currant. Includes premium oak.

    Medium Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • Nebbiolo

    A rich, full-bodied wine with velvety tannins. Flavours of ripe black fruits and spice fill the mouth. A fabulous companion for hearty beef and vegetarian stews, braised meats and Portobello mushrooms.

    Medium Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • Pinot Noir

    Rich in complexity with a velvety finish full of spices and fruit. Hints of blackberry and strawberry.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Sangiovese

    A wine meant for drinking young as well as aged. A lively fresh and fruity wine that is produced from classic red grape varieties.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Shiraz

    A rich, dark red wine that has a strawberry bouquet. Flavours of plum and blackberry with firm tannins.

    No Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • Valroza (Valpolicella)

    Full, rich fruit flavours are driven from this ruby red Italian styled wine. Dry, light to medium bodied.

    No Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • Vieux Chateau du Roi

    A robust, yet smooth wine with a bouquet of ripe berries and flavours of plum. This wine will age well.

    No Oak, Medium Body, Dry

White Wines

  • California White

    A special blend developed by our Winemaster to satisfy your everyday white wine needs. A French Colombard blend that shows rich straw colour and smooth fruit flavour.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Chamblaise

    Featured grape variety is the Chardonnay. It produces a fresh, crisp dry wine with hints of apple and pear.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Chardonnay Semillon

    This unique blend of two sensational white wine grapes. Straw to pale gold in colour with a smooth and dry lingering finish. Includes premium oak.

    Medium Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • French Colombard

    This crowd pleaser is smooth and soft with a clean, dry flavour. Able to be consumed young.

    No Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • Gewurztraminer

    Distinctive white wine with a bold, floral bouquet and spicy citrus fruit flavours.

    No Oak, Light Body, Off-Dry

  • Johannisberg Riesling

    A light, fresh wine with a flowery bouquet. Medium bodied wine with the fruity flavours of lime, apricot and honey. Includes elderflowers.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Liebfraumilch

    A popular German-style wine featuring the Johannisberg Riesling grape. Light and fruity with a delicate bouquet. Includes elderflowers.

    No Oak, Light Body, Off-Dry

  • Pinot Blanc

    A medium bodied, delicate wine with an elegant soft flavour and velvety fragrance. The white counterpart of the popular Pinot Noir.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Pinot Chardonnay

    Clean, crisp and dry. Complex flinty taste is complimented by a delicate floral aroma. Includes premium oak.

    Medium Oak, Medium Body, Dry

  • Pinot Grigio

    A refreshing, light-bodied white wine with flavours of citrus, green apple and honeydew melon. Enjoy as a sipping wine or serve with lighter meals including open-faced sandwiches, filet of sole, or cheeses such as Brie and Camembert, with water crackers.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Riesling

    Smooth, full bodied table wine with a soothing citrus bouquet. Snappy acid compliments many spicy foods.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    A dry, medium bodied delicate wine which is growing in popularity. Smooth and full flavoured with subtle grassy, herbal aromas. Includes toasted oak.

    Light Oak, Medium Body, Dry

 

 

Rosé Wines

  • White Zinfandel

    An extremely popular fruity flavoured, very light ros wine. Feature grape is the California Zinfandel. Serve well chilled.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

  • Zinfandel Blush

    Flavourful, medium-bodied rose with an attractive fruity bouquet. Refreshing when served chilled.

    No Oak, Light Body, Dry

 

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