DiscoverVin™ is a wine importation and distribution company, sourcing wines from France. We specialise in good value wines from Bordeaux and the south-west. We also sell Provençal rosé, Cotes du Rhone and Champagne.

The company started with three people passionate about wine and food, who live in the heart of the wonderful food and wine region in the north east of Victoria, Australia. It was whilst living in the south west of France in 2009, that they discovered the many affordable, good value for money wines available that have never made it to Australian shores.

Their DiscoverVin website provides information on regions and varieties, it provides clues on how to 'de-mystify' French wines and offers affordable good quality wines.

This blog brings together their passions for food and wine, and gives updates on restaurants and events in the south west of France, and in places closer to home. Please enjoy! And if you enjoy this blog you may well enjoy their website:

Click here to order wines… www.discovervin.com.au


5 December 2016

French Christmas Market Melbourne



This week-end we are off to the Alliance Française Melbourne Christmas Market in Grey Street St Kilda.

Admission is free!

Come along and say hello. Sample some wines, enjoy a glass or two (some of our wines are being served at the bar) and pick up a bargain or 2 for Christmas. 

If you saw us at the Paris to Provence Melbourne French Festival we will have a couple of different/new wines for you to try (and some favourites). 

The weather forecast is sounding great at this stage, fine and sunny and not too hot. See you there!



 

This Magnificent Life

We always appreciate feed-back from our customers.

Sometimes the feed-back blows us away!

One such moment occurred this week when Ian MacTavish wrote about us in This Magnificent Life, and interviewed Helen on her current favourite wines.

"One of our favourite companies in Australia flies under most radars but brings enormous pleasure to those in the know. Their passion for particular wines drives them to identify and deliver bottlesful of delight to Aussie enthusiasts."

Read more here



4 December 2016

Champagne Jeeper in Sommeliers International Magazine

More on Champagne Jeeper which continues to turn heads and receive great reviews. We have previously blogged about this excellent Champagne producer.

Its distinctive taste (Chardonnay predominant) and distinctive packaging sets it apart form its peers.
The latest edition of Sommelier International magazine is putting Champagne Jeeper in the spotlight, on its cover, as well as in a great article inside (in French).




28 November 2016

Christmas in a box.

Our Christmas Packs are ready to go.

We have a number of packs ready to go at various prices. We have put together some of our best sellers in these Christmas 6 packs. They are ready to ship to your home, office or holiday destination!

For more information click here.






23 October 2016

Champagne Dinner at Brisbane's Montrachet


It will soon be Brisbane's turn to taste Champagne Jeeper for the first time. We are pleased to announce an exclusive Champagne Dinner at Montrachet restaurant in Brisbane, November 9th. 

60 years ago, American GIs gave an injured French patriot a Jeep to enable him to tend his Champagne vineyards. The neighbours dubbed it Jeeper Champagne.

Nowadays the house of Jeeper has gained an international reputation for producing fine Champagnes. With its stand-out bottle-shape (designed to reduce oxidation) and its distinct taste, it stands out from the field. 


This is what wine critic James Suckling thinks of the Champagne Jeeper Grande Réserve which is one of the cuvées that will be served at this event.

"This is very dry and bright with sliced lemon, white pepper and bread dough. Full body, creamy texture and a long finish. Delicious brut. Pure chardonnay, blanc de blancs. Get it. Drink now. 94 points" 


Bottle shot Champagne Jeeper


What is the "Jeeper Taste"?  It is the production of finely balanced wines, dominated by Chardonnay, with great persistence and no harshness, bitterness or astringency.
Champagne Jeeper is now available in Australia for the first time. 

It's your chance to try for yourself this new brand of Champagne matched to the outstanding cuisine of Shannon Kellam at Montrachet. We have booked out the second sitting of this restaurant for this dinner. We will be joined by Champagne Jeeper CEO Nicholas Dubois and Export Director Samuel Ferjou who will be in Brisbane especially for this event.

Update 2/1/16
And here is the menu....
1st course
Champagne Jeeper Grand Assemblage NV (Brut)
Oysters mignonette
Cucumber & radishes
2nd course
Champagne Jeeper Grand Réserve NV (Blanc de Blanc)
Saumon Poché et Salade de Chou-Fleur Rasé
Ora king salmon poached in olive oil, shaved cauliflower salad w verjuice & sunflower seed
vinaigrette, whipped horseradish cream
3rd course
Champagne Jeeper Grand Rosé NV
Free range young chicken roasted w sage & lemon, foie gras velouté, confit terra rosa potato
and leek

4th course Maison Sichel Sauternes 2012
Roast peach & sorbet, lemon poppy seed cake, smoked milk

Call Montrachet 3367 0030 to reserve a spot!












27 September 2016

Pre-arrival offer Champagne Jeeper.


photo of champagne jeeper logo

60 years ago, American GIs gave an injured French patriot a Jeep to enable him to tend his Champagne vineyards. The neighbours dubbed it Jeeper Champagne.

Nowadays the house of Jeeper has gained an international reputation for producing fine Champagnes. With its stand-out bottle-shape (designed to reduce oxidation) and its distinct taste, it stands out from the field. What is the "Jeeper Taste" ?  It is the production of finely balanced wines, dominated by Chardonnay, with great persistence and no harshness, bitterness or astringency.

Based near Reims, Jeeper have 35 hectares of their own vineyards and work with growers from another 180 hectares.  10% of the vineyards are Premier cru and 10% Grand cru. Champagne Jeeper has just received the sustainable vine-growing and High Environmental Value (HEV) certificates.

DiscoverVin introduced Jeeper Champagne at Tyson Stelzer's Taste Champagne last month and we had excellent feed-back. The 3 cuvées below are about to land in Australia for the first time.

Jeeper made us a great first up offer which we are passing on to our loyal customers.

What a  treat to put away 6 bottles or more for the upcoming spring racing and party season!

We are offering 5 + 1 (buy 5 bottles get one free) as a pre-arrival offer.

Click on the links below each Champagne. 


Use code ITSAJEEP to redeem this offer on line!

If you prefer a mixture of Champagnes, use the same code at checkout and you will receive the equivalent discount.
Valid until October 7, 2016.



Call 0260 260 216  or 0414 596 395 to place an order or email mail@discovervin.com.au
Champagne Jeeper Grand Assemblage NV
$83 per bottle ($69.90 with offer)
60% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier.

Dosage: 7g/litre (Brut).

A blend of 37 crus from across Champagne.
"This is a very vinous and rich Champagne with sliced apple, cooked pear and light bread dough character. Full body, pretty texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now. 92 points"James Suckling.





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Champagne Jeeper Grande Réserve NV

$95 per bottle  ($79.16 with offer)
100% Chardonnay.


Dosage: 7g/litre (Brut)

A blend of 11 crus - mostly from Montagne de Reims, Côtes des Blancs, Vitryat.

"This is very dry and bright with sliced lemon, white pepper and bread dough. Full body creamy texture and a long finish. Delicious brut. Pure Chardonnay blanc de blancs. Get it. Drink now. 94 points"James Suckling.



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Champagne Jeeper
Grand Rosé NV


$95 per bottle  ($79.16 with offer)
88% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Noir.

Dosage: 6g/litre (Brut)

11 white crus and 1 red cru - mostly from Montagne de Reims, Côtes des Blancs and Vitryat.
"This is a fantastic rosé that shows subtle strawberry, fresh bread dough and chalk aromas and flavors. Full body, very vinous and fruity yet bright and delicious. Creamy texture. The blend of the best chardonnay from the producer fermented in barrels and pinot noir. Drink it!95 pointsJames Suckling
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16 September 2016

International Grenache Day 2016

International Grenache Day is celebrated the third Friday of September. That's today, the 16th September 2016!

Grenache or Garnacha is one of the most widely wine grape varieties in the world. It generally is known as late ripening, so it needs hot, dry conditions to ripen, such as those found in Spain, where the grape probably originated. It does well in many other warmer regions both internationally and in southern Europe. It is one of the main grape varieties grown in the Southern Rhone in France. 

The typical fruit characteristics of Grenache is raspberry and strawberry. Low yield/older vines can give grapes with flavours of blackcurrents, black cherries, coffee, leather, black pepper, spices and nuts.

DiscoverVin sells 2 fabulous Grenache based wines from the southern Rhone. These come from biodynamic producer Domaine Roche Audran. One a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Carignan has received 90 Points from Decanter and wine of the week recently from Oz wine writer Winsor Dobbin. The other a 100% Grenache is an intense raspberry fruit bomb from old vines. It is Grenache with a wow factor! 

You'll find our 2 Grenache based wines on-line