Winter Taster Packs Available NOW

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Winter Taster Packs Available NOW

The Gapsted Estate Winter Taster Packs are available now! Our lucky Gapsted Estate Wine Club members are treated again to TWO very special PRE-RELEASE WINES.

In the Taster Packs this season we introduce two more BRAND-NEW Valley Selection wines, BOTH yet to be released. Make sure you secure your pack now to be the first to try Gapsted Estate’s Valley Selection 2022 Lusitania (Mixed & Red packs) and Valley Selection 2023 Chardonnay (Mixed & White packs).

The only way you can get your hands on our new Valley Selection 2022 Lusitania is by purchasing either a Red or Mixed Taster Pack.

The Origin of ‘Lusitania’

Lusitania was the name of the Roman Empire province in Western Europe corresponding to modern day Portugal. The three varieties making up this blend originate from this area. Lusitania was also the name of an ocean liner that at one time held the record for the fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing and was infamously sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland in 1915. The sinking of the Lusitania was a major factor in building support for America to enter World War 1. Lastly the Cuban cigar manufacturer Partagas, which was established in Havana in 1845 and is one of the world’s oldest cigar brands, makes a hand-made vitola double corona cigar called Lusitania.

The Wine Blend (Sezão, Merenzao (Bastardo) and Touriga Naçional)

It all starts with the finesse, fine structure and acidity of the Sezão which tightens, brightens and drives the long palate of the wine. The Meranzao contributes bright and fragrant florals and herbal lift as well as red fruit energy. The Touriga Naçional brings a savoury tannin depth and breadth to the palate, black and blue fruits and licorice spice characters. Wonderfully complex, this medium to full bodied blend works together to create the perfect chorus.

Enjoy this wine with the traditional Portuguese indulgent smoked meat sandwich called Francesinha.

The only way you can get your hands on our new Valley Selection 2023 Chardonnay is by purchasing either a White or Mixed Taster Pack.

Drunk your last drop of Ballerina Canopy Chardonnay? Our Valley Selection 2023 Chardonnay, made from fruit from Evans Vineyard in the King Valley, will fill that void.

This wine shows intense aromas of ripe white stone fruit and citrus pith, with grilled almonds, ginger spice and subtle flint. The palate has ripe stonefruit flavours beautifully balanced with citrus and red apple dancing in the background along with the integrated French oak characters. The creamy mouthfeel texture from fine lees ageing is supported by refined acidity giving the wine focus and purpose. The finish is precise and the savoury nuttiness leaves a tactile sensation that is long and persistent.

Enjoy with the flavours of a Saganaki cheese, maple smoked bacon, pineapple, spinach and Kewpie mayo burger on a milk bun.

Our Winter Taster Packs come in White, Red and Mixed cases. Gapsted Estate Wine Club members enjoy generous discounts – and FREE delivery across Australia (ex. WA & NT).

Not a member? Join today for FREE and save up to 25% on full priced wine and receive free delivery within Australia (ex. WA & NT) when you purchase 6 or more bottles. Find out more here.

See what's in our Winter Taster Packs here.

If you're a current Gold or Platinum Wine Club member, you will receive an email from us about your Taster Pack by Friday 10th May. Please let us know if you haven't been contacted at

Of course, if you're a Gold or Platinum Wine Club member and you're ready to order now, that's fine! Just go ahead and order, and we'll assume it's your Winter Pack order unless you advise us otherwise (we always crosscheck online orders with our membership list). Remember to log in first to get your correct discount.

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