Howard Park, Looking For Importers Globally
In 2009, Howard Park was asked to join Australia's First Families of Wine (AFFW), a collective of twelve multi-generational family-owned wine producers. Together representing seventeen wine-growing regions across Australia and forty-eight generations of winemakers.
The aim of Australia's First Families of Wine is to showcase a representative and diverse range of the best of Australian wine with a focus on regional and iconic drops. The collective is working to engage and educate consmers, retailers, restaurants and the wine industry across the globe about the real character and personality of Australian wine, and about the unique characters and personalities behind it.
The inaugral 12 member alliance includes Brown Brothers, Campbells, Taylors, DeBortoli, McWilliam's, Tahbilk, Tyrell's, Yalumba, D'Arenberg, Jim Barry, Howard Park, and Henschke. Howard Park Wines is the only representative from Western Australia to be included in the AFFW.
Howard Park Wines has a very simple mantra when it comes to the production of its wines - premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Since its foundation Howard Park has held the belief that each variety is best suited to particular climates and soil types within the two premium wine regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern.
Over the past 25 years, Howard Park has exerted considerable effort into defining and classifying the vineyards in these two regions by variety to ensure the quality levels demanded are continually upheld and improved. We believe this approach ensures that each bottle of Howard Park wine is the finest expression from these two regions and continues to over deliver on your expectations.
2010 MadFish Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
A great easy drinking Australian classic red blend - smooth ripe fruit flavours, immediately approachable and the perfect partner to any occasion.
48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Margaret River, Great Southern & Geographe
The wine will benefit from 6 to 8 months maturation in bottle to allow the fruit to emerge; secondary characters will develop over a 2 to 5 year period when stored under optimum cellaring conditions.
2010 MadFish Shiraz
Rich, ruby colour with spicy black pepper, dark chocolate, ripe cherry, plums and violet like aromas. Elegant well integrated Shiraz with a long fleshy finish.
Great Southern and Margaret River
Will drink well now and will develop complex aging characters of rich earth, leather and forest floor over the next 5 years.
2011 Marchand & Burch Mount Barrow Pinot Noir
Delicious bright cherry red fruits are supported by warm earth complexity and a silky finely layered tannin structure.
100% Pinot Noir
Mount Barrow vineyard, Mount Barker, Great Southern
Whilst pretty and attractive in its youth, the wine will age with grace over the next 5 - 10 years.
"94 Points" - James Halliday
2013 Howard Park Riesling
The palate is full of fresh citrus, nashi pear and golden delicious apple flavours that give depth and richness. Whilst defined by these rich fruit flavours, the palate is guided by a fine, citrus acidity that adds length and finish to the wine.
Mount Barker & Porongurup
In its youth, the Great Southern Riesling is bright in style, full of abundant fresh fruit, a tight citrus acidity. In time the wine will develop a nut praline and poached citrus and apple richness whilst retaining its linear acidity.
Howard Park Rieslings will cellar for more than 10 years.
2011 Howard Park Leston Shiraz
Vibrant dark raspberry with expansive aromas of poached plums, blueberry muffins, star anise, violets and mocha. A mix of rich and plump poached winter fruits, ginger spice and chewy tannins.
7 – 10 years