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!
November 18th, 2014
Only 4 sleeps until the Margaret River Gourmet Escape and we couldn’t be more excited! Come and see us at the Bunkers Bar (Stand 18) next to the Siemens tent. The Bunkers Bar will be the place to be at this years Gourmet Escape with beats, bunkers bellini’s and somewhere to sit and enjoy a glass of our bubbles or wine!
When: Saturday 22nd Nov & Sunday 23rd Nov
Times: Saturday 11am – 5.30pm & Sunday 11am – 5.00pm
Tickets available from: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MARGGOUR14&utm_source=web&utm_medium=friendly-link&utm_campaign=brand-events%7Cgourmet-escape
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!
October 15th, 2014
We have some exciting news to announce…BUNKERS Wines are now being served at Grill’d Restaurants all over WA!
Drop in for a glass of Bunkers Wines Honeycombs Chardonnay or The Box Tempranillo…
September 3rd, 2014
The launch of the Atlas Pearls ear cuff was a hit last night, with Bunkers Sparkling being served. This incredible ear cuff has been designed specially for the Zhivago’s closing show at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival this month.
Here are some images from the event!