Wine – Juice with More Life Experience! Pop the Cork this Party Season with these Sparkling Wines.

By Leigh O’Connor.

Oh no…I bought sparkling wine instead of milk again! For those of you who know me well, this is a weekly occurrence – but a woman can’t survive on bubbles alone, she also needs shoes.

Don’t get on my Veuves if you want me to maintain my decorum – let’s be honest, only the truly unimaginative can fail to find a reason to drink sparkling wine - with its effervescent fizz and golden sparkle, it’s the drink of legends.

If life brings you troubles, just drink some bubbles. Here are three of our favourite sparkling wines to help you pop the cork this festive and party season:

Alfresco on the lawns or balcony, enjoy a culinary experience that is fresh, simple and modern with a touch of class at Trentham Estate Restaurant on Sturt Highway in Trentham Cliffs. This award-winning dining destination with stunning views of the Murray River, exudes elegant charm indoors where a full glass frontage offers views over the estate, while rustic wooden beams and ceiling add a polished touch.

Wine – Juice with More Life Experience! Pop the Cork this Party Season with these Sparkling Wines.
Try this versatile food-friendly The Family Prosecco from Trentham Estate.

While there make sure to taste test The Family Prosecco – light green in colour with lively, persistent bubbles, attractive green pear plus tropical fruit aromas, it is easy drinking and very refreshing. The palate is light and fresh, with soft acid and fine bubbles; a versatile food-friendly sparkling that works well with canapés, antipasto, seafood and spicy Asian dishes. 

Family made with heart and soul, taste the character of this boutique Yackandandah vineyard in every glass of Valente Wines, on Yackandandah Road in the Victorian High Country. Restoring the vineyard to its former glory was key to the success of this winemaker, where grapes and wine are hand-picked and hand-made – from Syrah and Riesling to Rosé and sparkling Petillant Natural.

Wine – Juice with More Life Experience! Pop the Cork this Party Season with these Sparkling Wines.
Join Jules and Dean at Valente Wines for a drop of Pet Nat.

Pair some spicy tapas with the quirky Pet Nat 2019, created from Riesling grapes with no added preservatives, this bubbles completes fermentation in the bottle creating a natural sparkling spritz. The colour is lemony with intense citrus and apple aromas, while on the palate it is lively, dry and citrusy; enjoy as a fun drink with friends or as an aperitif.

Meet, eat and drink with family and friends at Harman Wines on Inverloch-Kongwak Road in Wattle Bank. This South Gippsland vineyard and cellar door was established by the Harman family more than 15 years ago, where you can share local produce and stunning cool climate wines in a relaxed comfortable environment, surrounded by tranquil views. 

Wine – Juice with More Life Experience! Pop the Cork this Party Season with these Sparkling Wines.
Join the Harman family and share local produce and Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine.

Harman’s Blanc de Blancs Methode Traditionelle sparkling is crisp and bubbly, displaying apple and citrus intensity, vibrant acidity, fresh citrus zing, good attack and length. This refreshing and delicious drop is ideal with fresh seafood, such as oysters and caviar; or if you are feeling a little cheeky, try it with some buttered popcorn and you’ll never look back!

Remember drink responsibly and when you get a hangover it’s called the Grape Depression.