Gil Family Estates / Viñas Familia GilMore than a century has dawned on Viñas Familia Gil since they bottled their first wine. The Gil Family takes care of the old vineyards that their ancestors had given them with patience and love. The grapes are grown from small wineries from the main wine regions around Spain. Like family, they unite a selection of wines from different origins into a single brand through quality and tradition. Like the native grapes, related by the same family trunk with different temperaments, they endured and emerged from the first strains. The Gil Family incorporated technology that allowed them to comply with rigorous quality control. But the memory of inherited knowledge continued to accompany them and helped them recognize if the new buds will give a good harvest or the methods to trim the vines to concentrate the flavours in the berries. Time has allowed the old vines to be combined with new techniques to improve work performance and enhance the nuances of the wine. Bodega Ateca Bodegas Ateca is one of six wineries belonging to the Gil Family Estates. The winery is well-known for its terroir-driven orientation and its use of indigenous grape varieties. The Bodega Ateca is located on the hillside of the Ateca mountains, in the northern Spanish province of Aragón. The winery owns 55 hectares of vineyards spread out through small plots in the surrounding towns. This is a very dry region of Span with an extreme climate and great temperature changes between days and nights. This microclimate is ideal for grape cultivation. The wines from Bodega Ateca winery are all crafted from Grenache grapes, the native grape variety of this region. The grapevines are between 40 and 100 years old and they are located in slate soils at an altitude between 750 – 1000 meters above sea level. These grapevines have an average yield of 1500kg per hectare. These naturally concentrated grapes have an exceptional quality that brings a particular richness, acidity and minerality to the wines, giving them a great aging potential.
Pirramimma vineyards and winery are nestled behind the township of McLaren Vale, running parallel to Tatachilla Road. The mature vineyards are planted to 13 varieties and 40 designated blocks, spread over 300 acres and allow them to produce over 80 different wines, from the iconic McLaren Vale Shiraz, pioneered varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tannat, and an ancient collection of fortifieds.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.