Here is what some of our customers are telling us.
- Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The vineyard is planted around Mike Press's house, and he makes the wine, delivering unbeatable value. Sub-$20 sauvignon blancs often wobble around the mouth with vague tropical fruits neither seeking nor delivering cause for thought. This has vital cut and thrust to its array of snow pea, gooseberry and guava flavours, the package neatly tied by no-nonsense acidity.
James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion
- Mike Press Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
I never cease to be amazed at the ease with which Mike Press strides across all the main varieties in his small vineyard, and handles each wine as if it was his only wine. This is a ridiculously good cabernet at the price, with bell-clear blackcurrant fruit backlit by warm herbs and black olive, the tannins positively silky.James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion
- Mike Press Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016
At this price it is inconceivable the wine should have inhabited a barrel no matter how old, but there is a savoury bite adding texture to the palate - some skin contact perhaps. Press once again achieves the impossible: watching the vines from his kitchen window may be part of the riddle for this estate grown wine.
James Halliday 2017Wine Companion
- Mike Press Adelaide Hills Single Vineyard Shiraz 2014
This is the kind of vintage I admire at Mike Press, calm, intriguing and characterful. It's spicy, peppery, black-fruited, violet-fragranced and full of the personality of this high altitude vineyard, captured by now 18 year old vines. Caramel and milk chocolate oak pokes out on release, as it always does, but just a few hours of air is all it takes to subside as the fruit emerges. There is presence and body to this vintage, yet it carries its cool climate credentials confidently, with fine-boned , beautifully textured tannins and a long, elegant, pepper-accented finish. Patience.
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- The New Wine Guy
2013 @mikepresswines Shiraz - simply put this range of wines belie their price tag & the Shiraz is no different. Prominent black & red fruit in equal parts take centre stage. The support cast is a captivating one with pepper, spice, dark chocolate, delicate sweet vanilla from the marriage with American oak & a fine, dusty, grippy tannin leading to a super long, dry finish. The wine has a strong backbone & will benefit from some time in the bottle, even if just to allow the wine to knit together further. I am a huge fan of these wines & think Mike is a genius. If you've not tried them - beg, borrow or steal to get your hands on some. You won't be disappointed & I challenge you to find a better way to spend $14.