By doing so, you’ll help support small wineries in South Australia who have been massively affected by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
As we’re all aware, tourism and hospitality have been hit hard by the recent restrictions due to COVID-19. One thing you may not be so aware of is the fact that many of our favourite small wine brands rely heavily on restaurant partners to buy and sell their wines. Without the restaurant trade, these small wineries have a drastically reduced source of income.
You see, restaurants buy wines in bulk at wholesale prices. These heavily discounted prices allow them to then mark up the wines, helping the restaurant turn a profit. The good news for the consumer is that, without the usual level of wine consumption in restaurants, these trade price dicounts are trickling down to the consumer.
We’ve taken the time to collate a list of our favourite small South Australian winery producers who have passed on some big discounts directly to the consumer in an effort to keep the business afloat during these uncertain times.
Somos Wines – McLaren Vale
The boys have created a Pay Our Farmers Pack for this month only, modeled after the deal they ordinarily give friends & family. This mixed six-pack of current releases is priced at $150 bucks, working out to be roughly 22% off.
Shipping is also free!
Find it at the Somos Wine Online Store.
Whistler Wines – Barossa Valley
30% off wine by the dozen
15% off wine by the six-pack
Free shipping on all orders over $100
Full range available!
A range of classic wines alongside some more out there new-age styles, Whistler have something for everyone.
OUR PICKS – Skeleton in a Tutu, Dry as a Bone, Get In My Belly, Shock Value, Reserve Shiraz
Guthrie – Adelaide Hills
19% off all wine! Why shop at Dans when you can have you iso-booze delivered free to your door? Use the code ISOLATE at the checkout.
Super small batches of Adelaide Hills fruit, made with a less is more approach. Minimal additions means maximum pleasure.
OUR PICKS – Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Syrah
Tomfoolery Wines – Barossa
10% off with free shipping over $200
Free magnum with every order over $500 (after discount)
Use the code HOUSEPARTY at checkout
One of our favourite producers since we stumbled across them in 2006, Tomfoolery managed to place two wines in 2019’s Hot 100 Wines. Get onboard!
OUR PICKS – Blurred Lines, Skullduggery, Black & Blue, Dust Up
CRFT – Adelaide Hills
25% discount on all orders of three bottles or more
Free shipping activated on six or more bottles.
Certified Organic, meticulous in the vineyard and the winery, CRFT produce some of the most exciting wine coming out of the Adelaide Hills in recent years. Precision winemaking at its best.
OUR PICKS – THEIA White, any Pinot, Fechner Shiraz
Golden Child Wines – Kuitpo
20% off all wine
Free shipping Australia wide
No coupon required. Stock up while you can. Stay safe.
Grape-grower Father & Winemaker Son over the hill from McLaren Vale making sustainable, low sulphur, low additive, low stress wines. Delish!
OUR PICKS – Anti-Social Syrah, Lazy Sunday Light Red, Eye of the Storm Chardonnay
Jericho Family Wines – McLaren Vale & Adelaide Hills
20% discount off all wine
Free shipping all over Australia.
Year after year Jericho Family Wines has been going from strength to strength, releasing a range of new wines in the last few years. Great value everyday wines to impress even the fussiest wine drinker.
OUR PICKS – Fume Blanc, Tempranillo, S3 Shiraz, GSM Blend
The Mysterious Mr. Black – Barossa & Surrounds
Did someone say discounted pre-releases from one of Australia’s hottest underground wine-makers? Giddy up!
MYSTERIOUS MANIFESTO ALERT – The website has gone into #iso so if you want to join the BlackMail List and receive access to a special Mysterious pre-release of 6 new wines email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpha Box & Dice – McLaren Vale
AB&D have just launched Alpha Box & Friends – a collaborative initiative teaming up with other small local wineries to sell packs of both their wines alongside each other. Only available in very limited quantities exclusively from the website, this is a great way to have a comparative tasting from two experimental McLaren Vale, South Australia wineries, while you #stayhome.
Also offering Value Packs with great range and combinations on some favourite AB&D wines, with bonus bottles of wine in every pack.
OUR PICKS – Any Alpha Box & Friends, Superior Mixed Dozen
Catlin Wines – Adelaide Hills
20% off and free shipping with the promo code LOCKDOWN20
Darryl Catlin has been making wines for big names like Shaw + Smith and Sidewood Estate for years. This is his own project label of amazing wines. To get access to his back catalogue and join the mailing list, email him at email@example.com and mention this article.
OUR PICKS – Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, any Shiraz, any Gruner
Hobbs Vintners – Barossa Ranges
30% and free delivery with the promo code HOBBS30
PREMIUM SHIRAZ ALERT – Greg and Alison Hobbs live up in the heights of the Barossa Ranges, where they grow their own amazing fruit and craft spectacular wines. Their top tier Shiraz are constantly being sent back to the US by my clients and put into wine-solation for a few years in the cellar.
OUR PICK – while they’re all great wines, the Fortified Grenache is in a league of it’s own, especially heading into winter.
Deviation Road – Adelaide Hills
20% discount for orders of 6 or more bottles
Apply the code DEVRD20 at checkout
OUR PICKS – 2018 Pinot, Chardonnay, 2017 Blanc de Noirs, 2019 Pinot Gris
Bondar Wines – McLaren Vale
Free delivery on orders of six bottles of wine or more with the code INEEDWINE at checkout
In 2017 Bondar Wines was named James Halliday’s Best New Winey and have been listed twice in the Top 50 Young Guns of Wine..
OUR PICKS – all their wines are great but the Lito Carinyena Garnacha and Lito Rose for $150 a dozen is an absolute steal
XO Wine Co – McLaren Vale
25% discount, use the code ISOLATE at checkout
Free delivery on orders over $100
Free local delivery on all orders
XO Wine Co is a premium, boutique winery near Meadows in the Adelaide Hills, owned and run by Greg Clack and Kate Horstmann. They pride themselves on making beautiful, small batch wines from hand selected vineyards.
OUR PICKS – Rose, Tempranillo, Shiraz Grenache, Light Red
Turkey Flat – Barossa Valley
Turkey Flat have released a super special one time wine club, offering wines at ridiculous dicounts. With 5 dozen wines sent over the next 8 months, of previously sold out, current release and pre-release wines matched to the seasons delivered to your door free of charge.
The savings here represent an average of 40% off!!
Find out more at the Turkey Flat 2020 Wine Club
Beach Road Wines – McLaren Vale
20% off with code SOS at checkout
Free delivery for 6 or more bottles
Bonnie Hoare makes fantastic southern Italian wines with grower fruit she sources from regions across South Australia. An absolute pearler of a spot to grab a pizza from when #iso is over and done with.
OUR PICKS – Aglianico, Greco, Fiano, Cabernet
Yelland & Papps – Barossa Valley
These guys have some amazing specials on their online store – go check them out!
They have some very easy drinking wines, not what you would expect from the Barossa. I’m a massive fan of their Sete Di Vino Italian blend and the Vin De Soif French blend. Vegan friendly, low sulphur, no headache wines.
OUR PICKS – Vin De Soif, Sete Di Vino, and anything from the Second Take range