Five years ago we decided to take a punt on making a quality dry Semillon  –  it’s much more common to encounter this grape  made in a late harvest style. After five years of quietly waiting in the back of the warehouse (only occasionally emerging for a menu match or a place in a mixed case!), Sue Courtney ( has announced its debut:

“Kaimira Brightwater Semillon 2008 has an intriguing toasted lemon/lime scent with the merest suggestion of sandalwood and it’s wonderfully tangy to the taste with preserved lemon, candied tropical fruit (pineapple comes to mind) and those wonderful Semillon connotations of dried hay and sunny days. There’s an underlying nuttiness, a sucking-on-a-river-pebble dryness, an earthy leesy savouriness and a fine film of honeysuckle nectar on the pulsating finish. It builds in complexity and coats the mouth with its richness and warmth. It has outstanding presence and length.”

And its available through the website……………