St. Kilda wines are produced by De Bortoli Wines, based in Bibul in the Riverina region of New South Wales. The De Bortoli family first established their operation in 1928 and since has grown the business into the largest family-owned winery in Australia, now in its 3rd generation. The St. Kilda brand was founded on the premise of producing wines of incredible value from premium Southeast Australian fruit. On the label, the iconic entrance of Luna Adventure Park located in the center of St. Kilda is depicted, a nod to the spirit of the place and the style of the wines.
The winemaking philosophy is that great wine begins in the vineyard. The belief is that sustainable vineyard practices will deliver exceptional fruit quality to the winery as well as real environmental benefits. The focus is on careful site selection, vine maturity, and high input viticulture, with a move towards biological farming principles.
Blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. Very pale straw appearance with aromas of fresh cut lemon and subtle green apple surrounded by rising dough. A generous mousse reveals a quite tight and complex palate of fresh buttered toast and a citrus freshness.
The closure is called ‘Viiva’ and is the world’s first screw cap for high pressure sparkling wine. Viiva means ‘alive’ and this specially designed closure will maintain pressure and keep the wine bubbly up to 21 days after opening. Benefits include ease of use, reseal-ability, less waste, and more efficiency. It is exclusive to Australia and New Zealand, so no Proseccos or domestic sparkling wines are using a similar closure.