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Austin's Late Harvest Riesling 2018

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Fresh, lush and vibrant. This gold medal winning sweet wine is an explosion on the palate.

Want a dessert wine that isn’t too sweet? This Late Harvest Riesling will delight those that typically don’t enjoy sweet wine and still please those that like a sweet drop.

Sweet enough to pair with a dessert such as a crème brûlée but with enough acidity and mineral crunch to be a palate cleanser between courses. A creamy cheese will pair perfectly with a glass of this delicious sticky wine.

The fruit is hand-picked and handcrafted by our experienced winemaking team.

With a collection of awards under its belt, this Late Harvest Riesling is a standout wine. And with only 1000 bottles available, you’ll need to be quick to secure yours.

Bottle size: 375ml

Buy Austin’s online and get Free delivery Australia-wide for orders over $99. 24-hour next business day dispatch for fast delivery. We guarantee the quality of our wines.

Region: Moorabool Valley, Geelong, Victoria

Vineyard: Austin's Wines. Steiglitz Road, Sutherlands Creek

Alc./Vol.: 11.5%

Vegan: Yes

Download the Austin's Late Harvest Riesling 2018 Tasting Notes.

Vineyard

Sitting on the ocean floor some 20,000 years ago, only to be reclaimed as land by millennia of volcanic activity, Geelong’s Moorabool Valley sub-region is made up of a tough limestone and basalt base, which forms this sub-region’s unique terroir; providing ideal free-draining soil for our grapevines.

Moorabool Valley’s cool climate is largely continental by nature but still moderated to some extent by its proximity to the ocean, providing perfect conditions to grow world-class wines. All vines are planted north–south, trained vertically, and canopies are managed to provide sufficient light and air into the fruit zone, maximising quality and vine health. Judicious irrigation is applied during the growing season to maintain healthy vine growth to assist even ripening, which is the key to quality fruit.

Vinification

The fruit was de-stemmed to a tank press under inert gas and left to soak for 20 hours on its raisin-like skins to extract sweetness and flavour. Fruit was pressed to 400 L/tonne to get the best of the fruit, whilst the balance of the harder pressed juice was pumped to a separate tank. Settled, then racked, tartaric acid was added to the juice and began a slow fermentation. With the ferment down to 100g/L of sugar left, the process was paused by dropping the temperature and adding SO2, then wine was quickly filtered. Late Harvest Riesling was bottled into 375ml bottles in October 2018.

Season

With plenty of moisture in the ground and moderate weather conditions through spring and early summer, the vines enjoyed ideal growing conditions early. Flowering in November was quick, and the ensuing berry set was good, despite heavy rainfall late November. Yields were average with plenty of bunches, though lower in weight. A relentlessly hot summer and minimal rain made an early start to vintage with swift completion. Riesling fruit was handpicked after a relatively warm and dry autumn on 24 April 2018 at 30.2 brix and 7.0 g/L total acidity. The 3.0 t/ha yield was half the yield that was picked for the dry riesling in early March.

FAQs

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How can I track my online order?

You should have received a tracking link via email when your ordered was dispatched. If you didn’t receive this, please contact us and we can track your order for you.

How much is shipping?

We have recently updated our shipping policies. We want to be an inclusive business and ship to everyone in Australia, however after reviewing our shipping costs we couldn't financially sustain some shipping to regional areas. Due to the weight of wine, we found that delivery to certain regional areas was costing us more than the value of the order. Our new shipping costs and policy is listed below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Cheers,

Belinda Austin, owner 6Ft6 Wines

Shipping Costs and Delivery Times

We know you'd love to be drinking your wine as soon as possible. That's why we will dispatch your order within 24 hours of your placing it if you order before 1pm Monday to Thursday.*

Orders placed Friday through to Sunday will be dispatched on Monday.

We are located in Geelong, Victoria. We use either a courier, Fastway or Australia Post depending on the location. Orders are collected every afternoon, Monday to Friday at 3pm. Once fulfilled, you will receive an email confirming it's dispatch with a tracking ID so you can follow it the entire journey. 

ALL orders over $300 qualify for Free Shipping Australia Wide.

Purchases over $99:

If you qualify for free shipping, the 'Free Shipping' option will be shown at the cart. 90% of areas in Australia qualify for free shipping. 

  • Free shipping to most areas** with any purchase over $99.
  • If the shipping cost exceeds $35, the shipping charge will be calculated at cart and you will be able to choose either Fastway or Australia Post rates. 

For purchases under $99:

  • Shipping is calculated at the cart and in most metro areas it is between $10-$20

    When will it arrive?

    • Geelong - 1-2 Business Days
    • Melbourne - 1-2 Business Days
    • Rest of Victoria - 1-2 Business Days
    • NSW/ACT - 2-3 Business Days
    • SA - 2-3 Business Days
    • TAS - 4-5 Business Days
    • QLD - 5-7 Business Days
    • WA - 7 Business Days
    • NT - 7 Business Days

    If you order hasn't arrived within this time frame, please contact us so we can chase it up for you. 

    * In warmer months we will not dispatch orders on Friday to avoid heat issues with wine during transport. During sale times please allow 48 hours for dispatch.

    ** Metro area is determined by our courier company. Any postcode where the shipping exceeds our shipping cost threshold, the charge will show at the cart. 

      How do I choose the right wine?

      All our wines are semi-dry to dry styles. Each of our wine product pages have tasting notes for your reading pleasure. If you’re still unsure, reach out via social media for a personalised recommendation.

        My wine was damaged when it got here, what do I do?

        Bummer! On the rare occasion, our wine can be damaged in transit, like most other online products. If this is the case, send us a photo of your wine and your delivery address and we’ll get your wine resent.

          I’m getting married/hosting a large event – can I get your wines at a discount for purchasing in bulk?

          You sure can! Contact us to receive a price ist.

            I want wine right now, where can I get it from?

            Our wine is available in over 2,000 retail outlets throughout Australia including Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Vintage Cellars, Liquorland, IGA Liquor, Cellarbrations and all good independents. Like always, please contact your local store directly to be 100% sure.

              What’s your privacy policy?

              We will never share your information with any third party. Who is a third party you ask… well, the first is you, and the second is us. So, we’ll keep everything between us. Read the full Privacy Policy here

                Where should I store my wine?

                In a cool place is great! A constant temperate of 14 degrees is the optimal conditions. The most important thing is to have no sudden fluctuation in temperature. So, under the bed, bottom of a cupboard, in a cellar, etc. Not in an attic.

                  Where is 6Ft6 wine made?

                  90% of our wines are proudly single vineyard (we source Prosecco and some Pinot Gris from the King Valley), meaning our wine is grown, produced and bottled onsite based out of our home in the Moorabool Valley. Read more about our vineyard here.

                    Who makes 6Ft6 wine?

                    Our Chief Winemaker, Duncan Lowe. Learn more who makes up the team at 6Ft6 here.

                      How long will the wine last?

                      Tricky question as this is very wine dependent, although, luckily for us both, we make our wines ready to consume. For our red wines (Pinot Noir and Shiraz), you may gain some benefit from cellaring for up to 10 years in storage.

                        I own a business; do you wholesale your wine?

                        Yes, we love supporting businesses of all shapes and sizes. Please contact us for a wholesale price list. 

                          How do I make cocktails using your wine?

                          We’re glad you asked, as we’ve been busily testing recipes for you to try at home. Get the Mixed book of Cocktails here

                            Are your wines vegan-friendly? 

                            Absolutely! We only use plant-based proteins (pea and potato) to clarify our wines. 

                              What if I don’t like the wine?

                              Unfortunately, we can’t refund based on taste (i.e. you typically like sweet Moscato though you bought a dry Chardonnay), however if you feel your wine isn’t up to its usual standards and not worth the investment, please let me know and we will happily provide you with a refund. Refer to our Good Times Guarantee for more information. 

                              Still need help? No worries… please contact us

                              Shipping

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                              We have recently updated our shipping policies. We want to be an inclusive business and ship to everyone in Australia, however after reviewing our shipping costs we couldn't financially sustain some shipping to regional areas. Due to the weight of wine, we found that delivery to certain regional areas was costing us more than the value of the order. Our new shipping costs and policy is listed below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

                              Cheers,

                              Belinda Austin, owner 6Ft6 Wines

                              Shipping Costs and Delivery Times

                              We know you'd love to be drinking your wine as soon as possible. That's why we will dispatch your order within 24 hours of your placing it if you order before 1pm Monday to Thursday.*

                              Orders placed Friday through to Sunday will be dispatched on Monday.

                              We are located in Geelong, Victoria. We use either a courier, Fastway or Australia Post depending on the location. Orders are collected every afternoon, Monday to Friday at 3pm. Once fulfilled, you will receive an email confirming it's dispatch with a tracking ID so you can follow it the entire journey. 

                              How much does it cost?

                              Purchases over $99:

                              If you qualify for free shipping, the 'Free Shipping' option will be shown at the cart. 90% of areas in Australia qualify for free shipping. 

                              • Free shipping to most areas** with any purchase over $99.
                              • If the shipping cost exceeds our maximum threshold, the shipping charge will be calculated at cart and you will be able to choose either Fastway or Australia Post rates. 

                              For purchases under $99:

                              • Shipping is calculated at the cart and in most metro areas it is between $10-$20

                                When will it arrive?

                                • Geelong - 1-2 Business Days
                                • Melbourne - 1-2 Business Days
                                • Rest of Victoria - 1-2 Business Days
                                • NSW/ACT - 2-3 Business Days
                                • SA - 2-3 Business Days
                                • TAS - 4-5 Business Days
                                • QLD - 5-7 Business Days
                                • WA - 7 Business Days
                                • NT - 7 Business Days

                                If you order hasn't arrived within this time frame, please contact us so we can chase it up for you. 

                                * In warmer months we will not dispatch orders on Friday to avoid heat issues with wine during transport. During sale times please allow 48 hours for dispatch.

                                ** Metro area is determined by our courier company. Any postcode where the shipping exceeds our shipping cost threshold, the charge will show at the cart. 

                                Good Times Guarantee

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                                6Ft6 | Good Time Guarantee

                                We are very confident in the quality of our wines that we have this Good Times Guarantee. If for any reason you feel the quality of the wines is not up to standard, we ask that you do these following steps to enable a refund:

                                1. Notify us within 30 days of your delivery that you will like a refund. Any feedback during this time would be appreciated.
                                2. We'll send you a return shipping label and you can book in a pick up address and time that suits you.
                                3. Upon inspection of the goods returned, if they are in the same condition as to how they were sent*, we will issue a refund to you.

                                *’Same condition to how they were sent’ simply means – no damaged labels, wine must have been stored in appropriate temperature conditions (not in a freezer or in direct sunlight or in damp conditions). The shipment is to be sent back in the original box and include the empty bottle of wine you have consumed to ensure the package is shipped safely.

                                If you are purchasing a vintage for the second time after using your good times guarantee previously on the same vintage, this guarantee will no longer be applicable.

                                Our Good Times Guarantee is applicable to the quality. If you are unsure if you will like the wine, find your wine style here or please email or message us and we will be more than happy to help! Unfortunately, the Good Times Guarantee does not apply to change of mind or dislike due to personal taste. 

                                If for some reason the wine was delivered to you damaged, simply take a photo of the stock and we will send a replacement. 

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