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Billy Button Wines

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Alex Mitchell
 
21 January 2015 | Alex Mitchell

The Versatile Vermentio is the third of the Billy Button Wines to sell out

We love the Versatile Vermentino and apparently so do other folks! Its been a favourite at cellar door and in the Birbante Pizzeria which takes over the cellar door facility at 5.30 of an evening. Internet sales have been steady and last week we were down to less than four cases. Then the good people from the iconic Simone's of Bright Restaurant came by to try it, fell in love and took the rest. So you'll have to head to Simone's to try it! http://www.simonesbright.com.au.
It is also available in Melbourne at The Valley Cellar Door http://www.valleycellardoor.com.au.

Earlier in the year we sold out of the Gewurtztraminer and the Friulano - what a great response to these beautiful varietals!
Fear not - the 2015 Vermentino grapes are ripening happily on the vine. The Versatile goes on.

Time Posted: 21/01/2015 at 2:07 PM
Alex Mitchell
 
21 January 2015 | Alex Mitchell

Billy Button The Torment Riesling named The Wine of the Week January 13th

It was very exciting to see that wine writer Ralph Kyte-Powell had named The Torment as the Wine the week in last week's issues of The Age Epicure and The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Section and scored it 93 points.  He is a great supporter of emerging regions and was a judge at the 2014 North East Victorian Wine Show. We've been contacted by several people who read the review and wanted to get their hands on some! 
Jo named the wine "The Torment" because she had vowed that Billy Button Wines were to be sourced from Alpine Valleys fruit only. End of. But then came the conundrum - Riesling is Jo's absolute favourite but there was none available in vintage 2014. Then she was advised of a pristine parcel of Riesling growing at the Croucher Vineyard in Whitlands in the King Valley. One visit and the deal was done. No other variety could have caused her to break the Alpine Valleys rule. What a good idea it turned out to be.

Time Posted: 21/01/2015 at 1:36 PM
Jo Marsh
 
10 January 2015 | Jo Marsh

2014 Vermentino scores 93 points from James Halliday

In the current February/March edition of Wine Companion Magazine, James Halliday has rated our 2014 Vermentino 93 points.

"Hand-picked and whole bunch-pressed (with some unintentional skin contact when power was lost for several hours with the press full of grapes). The strongest feature of the wine is its quite remarkable texture, stemming from 3 months on lees without any sulphur, but some stirring. A worthy wine. From the Ferraro Vineyard in Myrtleford, 70 dozen made. 13% alc. Drink to 2017"

Not a bad start, I'm looking forward to what he thinks of the other wines I submitted!

Time Posted: 10/01/2015 at 3:52 PM