August 3rd, 2015
We are so pleased with our results in the latest Halliday Wine Companion Guide. Please see below;
Guillotines Shiraz 2013 – 92 POINTS
Slightly reductive, but good value drinking. Plum, charcoal and spice, fresh and modern, with enough power to satisfy without being heavy of syrupy.
The Box Tempranillo 2013 – 92 POINTS
Open-fermented, 25% matured in new American oak for 1 year before blending with the stainless steel component. Purpe-crimson the wine enters the mouth with a blast of red cherry fruit and vanillan oak, finishing with powdery tannins.
Lefthanders Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 – 91 POINTS
Plenty of fruit around its belly but it still manages to cut a fine figure. Lemongrass, gravel and tropical fruit with a textual element and good push of flavour towards and through the finish.
Honeycombs Chardonnay 2014 – 90 POINTS
Night harvesting and cold-pressed clear juice fermented in French oak results in a fresh, fruit-driven style with white peach and melon flavours to the fore.
Bears Cabernet Merlot 2013 – 89 POINTS
To purchase any of these wines, please call us on (08) 9368 4555 or go to our online store.
The Bunkers Team
July 7th, 2015
Yes, you read right! Our Bunkers Sparkling is now available in piccolo’s! The piccolo’s hold 200ml per bottle which equals to about two glasses. These ‘mini’ bottles are great to have at home when you feel like sipping on some cheeky bubbles, but don’t feel like opening a whole bottle!
They are hot off the press and ready for order now, so please give us a call on (08) 9368 4555 if you would like to get your hands on some of these!
Winemaker’s Note: This Margaret River Chenin has been made only from pristine cold – pressed free run juice fractions. Its fresh in the glass with a fine creamy palate, tight bead and a fine mousse.
The Bunkers Team
June 18th, 2015
Everyone get excited as we have some SUPER exciting news…
We will be releasing our first EVER, Bunkers ‘Supertubes’ Pinot Grigio. ‘There is no more magical sound than the songs of Supertubes. The hum of perfectly formed barrels off Smith’s beach has lured many. If the call is too loud, luckily Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with a sun chair and ice bucket.’
We are beyond excited to release our ‘Supertubes’ Pinot Grigio on 1st August 2015. This crisp, refreshing style with great length of flavour is sure to knock your socks off!
See the label below:
WATCH THIS SPACE!
The Bunkers Team
May 5th, 2015
Just a little update on the new release BUNKERS ROSE 2015!
We have made the 2015 Bunkers Rose in much the same way as previously. That is, we pick during the night to have the fruit as cold as we can and then let it sit cold and crushed in the press for a few hours.
Since the wine is a Shiraz and Tempranillo blend and both varieties ripen at different times, it means of course, it takes a bit of judgement to get the level of skin contact right. Its a matter of time and temperature and the nature of the variety, how much colour (the degree and intensity) it has in the skins and how easily you can extract that colour. Too high a temperature and you get plenty of colour over a short time, but you lose the delicacy of flavour and texture that you want.
Shiraz can be a vibrant purple, whereas Tempranillo has a slightly more pink/orange hue to its colour and has tougher skins. The upshot is and I hope you all agree, that this year we have a lovely delicate and savoury style that will sit well on a Friday afternoon, or even Monday morning if you think it helps.
The colour is a nice vibrant violet / pink with some nice lifted berry aromas, quite complex. The palate is fine, perhaps the finest (i.e. in length and delicacy) that we have made so it works well in most situations and can easily substitute for a white as necessary. Its dry so there’s no cloying sensation to ruin the moment of time and place.
I hope you will all enjoy it!
April 28th, 2015
Just last week we visited the beautiful Bungle Bungles to complete training with our friends at Australian Pacific Tours (APT). We are super excited as they are supplying Bunkers Wines again for their 2015 season.
See some photo’s of our trip below:
We can’t wait to get back up there!
The Bunkers Team
March 10th, 2015
Well no two vintages are ever the same but probably compared to other regions Margaret River is pretty consistent with no wild swings in growing conditions from year to year…except for this vintage!
Vintage really starts around November , not November just gone but the one before in 2013 when most of the fruitfulness of this vintage is determined in the lateral buds of the shoots. Then there are the stresses and strains on the vine throughout vintage 2014, the water and nutrient status as the vines senesce and they head into winter dormancy. During which time we all peer down our microscopes looking for healthy little flowering bodies in the dormant buds and working out a plan of attack for pruning that will hopefully leave just enough buds in the right positions to give us a healthy balanced vine and crop!
Here are some photos below…
February 3rd, 2015
After a glass or bottle of bunkers wines or bubbles? Head to one of the many venues or bottle shops listed below…
Restaurants and bars serving bunkers wines:
Bottles shops selling bunkers wines:
January 30th, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We hope you all had a safe and Happy New Year…
2015 has got off to a great start here at B U N K E R S !
We are pleased to announce that Bunkers SSB 187ml will be pouring with Qantas. Such exciting news and we can’t wait for you to enjoy a glass next time you are on board.
Bunkers Team xxx
December 10th, 2014
From everyone here at Bunkers Wines, we would like to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a safe and happy festive season. May you enjoy this special time with your loved ones and your favourite bottle of BUNKERS!
Please note, our office will be closing down between 24th Dec – 5th Jan.
Thanks for all of your ongoing support, we look forward to 2015!
The Bunkers Team
December 2nd, 2014
What a fantastic weekend we had at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape! Once again, the MRGE was a sensational event, this year in particular being the best one yet!
This year we had a stand along Bunkers Bar and it was such a hit. Our Bunkers Bar had music blaring, peach sparkling Bellini’s flowing and our wines were walking out the door. The weather was nice and sunny on the Saturday and a touch cooler on the Sunday, although this didn’t stop the eager punters from trying our Bunkers range.
We are already planning some new and exciting things for the 2015 MRGE – BRING IT ON!