Latest Wine Reviews
Campbell Mattinson reviews the 2005 Reserve Shiraz
July 2012 Newsletter
Have a look at our latest newsletter with some new release wines and great reviews as well!
Top Winestate Reviews!
Two 5 star wines reviewed by Winestate Magazine
The 2004 Pimpala Vineyards Cabernet Merlot and the 2007 Reserve Chardonnay have just received 5 star reviews from Winestate Magazine!
Plus, the 2008 Geoff Merrill Cabernet Shiraz displays its excellent value for money with a very good 3 star review as well!
Click the links to the right to read the reviews.
Geoff Speaks about the Botham Merrill Willis wines in Hong Kong
A nice youtube clip of Geoff speaking about our Botham Merrill Willis wines during his recent trip to Hong Kong.
Team Vodafone Wine
Update on the Team Vodafone Wine
After the successful grape crushing event today where Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes launched their own wine label, many people have been contacting us for information about the wine.
Whilst the wine is a top quality Geoff Merrill 2003 Cabernet Merlot, the only place you can buy the Team Vodafone wine is on Ebay.
Once it is up and available, we will post links to the site so you can purchase it.
Team Vodafone grape crushing competition!
Come and watch V8 Supercar racing legends Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes go head to head in a grape crushing competition at the Adelaide Central Markets on the 16th of March at 11.00am.
Grapes and wine barrels have been supplied by Geoff Merrill for the guys to stomp in, and the Qwoff boys will be there to add some entertaining commentry. If you can't make it to the event, then get onto Twitter as we will attempt to tweet the event live and hopefully upload pictures as it all takes place. So follow Geoff Merrill Wines @GMWines and @teamvodafone888 to capture the action!
Connect McLaren Vale iPhone app
Download the free iPhone/Pod/Pad app now!
Are you planning a trip to McLaren Vale, or would you just like to keep up to date with what is happening in the region? If so, then you need the Connect McLaren Vale app for iPhone (also works on iPod touch and iPad). There is up to the minute information available on wineries, restaurants, accommodation and all other tourist / local destinations.
Each business keeps their own space within the app updated, and information is passed to your device immediately, so you will always know the chef's daily special at your favourite McLaren Vale restaurant or which wines are on sale today at your favourite winery!
Click the image to take you straight to the iTunes page and download the app now!
December 2010 Newsletter
Botham Merrill Willis released in Australia
To celebrate the 2010 / 2011 Ashes Series we will be launching our Botham Merrill Willis label via the Geoff Merrill website.
These wines, normally only available in the UK, will also be served at two dinners we will be conducting at The Royal Adelaide Golf Club and Links Hope Island on the Gold Coast immediately following the one day games in Adelaide and Brisbane, during the last week of January 2011. Open the newsletter to find out how to book for either of these two exciting dinners!
Also in this issue, some great reviews by James Halliday and Tony Love, sales and marketing trip highlights from Peter James and some wonderful news for our most loyal cellarhand Cameron!
Bob Willis toasts the great Les Burdett... with Henley Shiraz!
A couple of months back, Les Burdett, the distinguished curator of the world famous Adelaide Oval had his farewell cocktail party on the hallowed turf with over one thousand of his closest friends... and our of our close friends, former England cricket captain Bob Willis, toasted Les from his home in the UK with a glass of Geoff Merrill Henley Shiraz... Click here to view the salute from Bob on Youtube.
2004 Henley Shiraz - Winner of the 2010 La Motte International Shiraz Experience, South Africa
Pitted against a formidable international line up which included 2004 Grange Hermitage, 2004 Hill of Grace and Guigal’s 2004 La Mouline, 90 tasters cast their votes with the 2004 Henley finishing ahead of the 2007 Eagle Nest Constantia Shiraz and 2004 Penfolds Grange third.
This Henley blend is the best 10 barrels of our Jimmy Watson winning 2004 vintage Reserve Shiraz. See the full line up in the pdf below...
Sangiovese & Pizza
Qwoff TV Review for the 2004 Geoff Merrill Sangiovese
Justin and Andre, illustrious hosts of 'Qwoff TV' have just released Episode 4 where they discuss two very important topics. Sangiovese and Pizza. Watch as they review the Geoff Merrill 2004 Sangiovese, the 2007 Antinori 'Peppoli' and talk about the virtues of aged release wines made with food in mind. Geoff Merrill couldn't have said it better himself! Click here to view the episode
UK Regional Heroes Tour
Last Friday saw McLaren Vale host the 'UK Regional Heroes' tour of Australia where our wine merchant guests enjoyed a Shiraz Masterclass, followed by a lunch and tasting. UK wine writer Andrew Catchpole reviewed the day and gave glowing praise to McLaren Vale and it's people (and Geoff Merrill Reserve Chardonnay too). Click here to read more...