Tawny Port ages beautifully. Not just gracefully, beautifully. It gets better with every passing year, and can live in an oak barrel for anywhere up to a century. But who has the patience for that?
Sometimes you just want to wake up the Port makers of the past and tell them to put a secret barrel aside for you. Time travel isn’t a technology we have at the moment, but we do have these little guys. Our mini Port Barrels– made of fine oak– are a meaningful addition to any cellar or bar top. They may be low tech, but they’re a great way to accelerate the ageing of the Tawny. While our Tawnies are all ready to drink the moment they’re bottled, experimenting with extra ageing can yield delicious rewards…
So sure, they are low tech, but that’s because you can’t improve on perfection.
When you buy a full barrel, you can choose between any of our fortifieds, including our Muscat.
Or for those on the fence, here’s a quick run-down of our selection.
Jack’s Barrel: Aged in Bourbon Barrels, this wine is popular for its intense bourbon flavours.
Bluegrass: American Oak barrels allow the development of both fruit and bourbon flavours. An absolute favourite.
Classic: A wine designed to showcase the rich history of Australian Tawny. Just like the name says… A classic.
Cellar Reserve: Signature Brandy aromas and flavours in abundance.
Foundry: Scotch Whiskey barrels give another layer of complexity. It’s not just for whiskey lovers!
Old Oak: Beautiful French Oak brings a silky soft touch to this wine
Rebellion: Rum flavours from– you guessed it– rum barrels! It’s delightfully smooth and silky– sure to surprise!
White Port: This one will impress for sure– luscious, lifted and fruity!
Muscat: This fragrant muscat showcases rich raisoned flavours.
For a taste of any of these, stop in at one of our cellar doors. You’ll get more than a free tasting, you’ll get the story behind the wines.
You can use them again and again so you don’t even need to ask– we offer refills! Delivered straight to your front door, so you don’t even need to come and see us!
Want to create your own signature Tawny blend? Get started with one of our empty barrels! For the wine connoisseur, this makes a perfect gift. It’s a hobby that will become a passion– the recipient will thank you.
All our barrels come with bung, stand, and tap for your convenience. And they come in three different sizes:
- 5 Litres
- 10 Litres
- 20 Litres
These Port barrels are little packages with big potential. With the added convenience of door-to-door shipping!