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#SITTRascalTakeover – France

Château de Gaure (782 miles from SITT)Pierre Fabre - owner

With only 782 miles from SITT, we’re now in our final country before we hit the UK. Starting in Languedoc for the French wines, we popped by Château de Gaure to visit winemaker Pierre Fabre. dragging him away from his canvas for a quick snap.

This winemaker not only has an eye for wine, but also for art. Pierre Fabre selects a colour for each vintage and paints his own labels. For the 2015 vintage which we are taking to SITT, he uses blue and gold.

This wine is organic, high altitude, aesthetically pleasing AND delicious!

Delmas at harvestDelmas (749 miles from SITT)

We’ve made a little picnic stop in Limoux, 749 miles away from SITT. Here, we picked up a delightfully light Cuvée from Domaine Delmas this low alcohol, gold award winning fizz is perfect for a light afternoon drink!


Table shot at Seigneurie de Peyrate
Seigneurie de Peyrat (738 miles from SITT)

With 737.97 miles from home, it looks like we Rascals will be missing Valentine’s this week. Thankfully this Seigneurie de Peyrat Rosé we’ve picked up from Pézenas, with its frosted glass bottle and cork, is the foxiest company we’ve ever had!


#SITTRascalTakeover – Hungary, Austria and Spain

After kicking off in Australia, we are now closer to home. This week we will be talking about our European wines, starting in Hungary and ending the week in Spain. Gizella Pince Tokaj (1,902 miles from SITT) Gizella winery have parcels in 8 single vineyards such as Deák, Barát, Szil-völgy, Bige, Kastély, Medve, Szent Tamás…

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#SITTRascalTakeover: Argentina , South Africa, USA

ARGENTINA Viniterra (7,187.08 miles) Not only 7000 miles away, but also a dizzying 3,346.457 up a mountain, sits Viniterra. We proudly represented this vineyard at the recent IWSC awards, where they won multiple trophies, including a gold for their single vineyard Malbec. It goes without saying then that this is a winery with a huge…

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#SITTRascalTakeover – Australia

The WineRascals.com have travelled far and wide (10,178.46 miles to be exact) to bring some amazing wines to SITT for our #SITTRascalTakeover. From our furthest point, we’re proud to introduce two Australian vineyards – Patritti and Churchview. Patritti (10,178.46 miles): Originally from Italy, Giovanni Patritti decided to board a ship in 1926 at the port…

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Putting the Joigny into January

Putting the Joigny into January At Wine Rascals HQ we are celebrating #BourgogneWeek; such an important French wine region – simultaneously fragmented, complicated and ever evolving. Croix Saint-Jacques have produced two winning wines from this renowned region – a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir. Located in Joigny – 40 km north of Chablis, this vineyard…

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From a trophy winning wine, to the top award in the Guide Hachette 2018

We have recently shared the thrilling news of our award-winning Single Vineyard Malbec and thought it would be pertinent to continue with a few more of our award-winning wines. Moving from New World to Old World and the renowned bible of the French wine industry, ‘The Guide Hachette 2018’; The Wine Rascals are very proud…

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More ‘siblings’ from the Award Winning Viniterra Winery

More ‘siblings’ from the Award Winning Viniterra Winery Viniterra Single Vineyard 2015 – we can’t wait to spill the beans on the rest of the Viniterra family. After all, there’s never just one star in the family!! The term “family” is very important to Wine Rascals. Our head of marketing, Teresa, is sister to Tony,…

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A Better Perspective on our Wines with Altitude

Earlier this week we posted some rather exciting news about our trip to the IWSC awards to collect a trophy for Viniterra Single Vineyard Malbec; a real favourite of ours this year. We mentioned how one of the defining features of this wine was the altitude at which its grapes were grown. As IWSC senior tasting…

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Vinterra Malbec reaches the height of success at IWSC Awards

Last week, we sent two of our rascals off on an expedition to the IWSC awards at the glorious Guildhall in the historic City of London. Mark and Tony were there to accept the Malbec Trophy for one of our most exciting wines, on behalf of one of our absolute favourite producers. Viniterra’s 2015 Single…

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Dream Team Duo

With a spotlight on our fabulous house options this month, this dream team South African duo bats way above its price point…   Emanating from our wonderful Cape Dreams vineyard, nestled in the world famous Robertson valley, we picked out their delightful Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. These fabulous crowd pleasers are available to the trade from…

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