"Champagne should be cold, dry and hopefully free.” – Christian Pol Roger, former CEO of Pol Roger Champagne.
According to Napoleon Bonaparte, in victory you drink Champagne, in defeat, you need it! While Winston Churchill famously said – "Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne.”
Whatever the reason, everyone deserves a glass of bubbles at the end of a long day…
As we get ready to celebrate the importance of motherhood in our lives, we’ve put together a snapshot of some of the best Australian sparkling wines to spoil Mum with bubbles and laughter come Sunday, May 14:
Synonymous with elegance and refinement, Clover Hill Vineyard
in Lebrina is one of Australia's very few premium sparkling wine producers in the traditional method. Established in 1986 on the site of an old dairy farm in North-eastern Tasmania, Clover Hill has a reputation for uncompromising quality, which has been recognised with awards like twice being awarded the state's vineyard of the year.
Crafting wines of quality from traditional varieties of champagne – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – give Mum a bottle of Clover Hill Vintage Rosé
, an exquisite sparkling with a soft salmon blush, a fine persistent bead and mouth-filling mousse. With rich flavours of strawberry, citrus and hints of brioche, serve this bubbles with light fish and meat dishes.
Nestled in the heart of King Valley in northeast Victoria, La Cantina
on Honeys Lane is the home of the Corsini family vineyard and winery. Built from Glenrowan granite in traditional Tuscan style, the winery and cellar door offer a unique tasting experience of cool climate wines, made following family traditions of no added preservatives, retaining the full characteristics of each drop and vegan-friendly.
Bubbles lovers will delight in the Methode Traditionelle Chardonnay
with its pale straw colour, aromas of toasty fresh blossom and notes of crisp green apple; ideal served with oysters.
Good food and wine, magic views and peace and quiet await at Sarabah Estate
on Rymera Road in Canungra. Set on 50 acres with just on 10 under grapes, this hidden gem boasts not only a cellar door, but also Chalet Bistro for dining among the lush vines and the Smoke & Vine Bar for pizza and a glass of estate organic Shiraz.
Experience a weekend adventure with family and friends to celebrate Mother’s Day, visit the alpacas and vegetable garden; before sampling drops like French-style sparkling Brut
– a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Colombard, bringing pear and citrus notes to the palate.
Wine, dine and relax in a rustic bush setting at Wyanga Park Winery
on Baades Road in Lakes Entrance. This family-owned and operated winery and restaurant is nestled between Colquhoun Forest and North Arm just 10km from the township; stop in for casual wine tasting and honest heart-warming comfort food ideal for lazy lunches, cheeky afternoon drinks, weddings and parties.
is the ideal drop to celebrate with Mum – light, dry and bubbly, the palate is lively and bright with notes of citrus and a clean finish – ideally paired with seafood, light pasta dishes and fresh, rich salads.
Remember…’too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right!’