Trio of Wines
Two Talented Winemakers
Tilly J & Riley Harrison

$99.00

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Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2020 Riley Harrison Sol
1 bottle 2020 Riley Harrison Grenache
1 bottle 2020 Tilly J Pinot Noir

2020 Riley Harrison Sol
Inspired by the long days of summer. These grapes hail from the meticulously farmed Yangarra Estate vineyard found in Kaurna Country, Kangarilla nestled deep in McLaren Vale. Texture is the key with this wine. The roussanne spends 3 days on skins and the grenache blanc is left for 24 hours.
Nashi pear, ripe nectarine, licks of bergamot oil and just enough chew to get you salivating.Don’t drink this wine too cold and drink it with gusto.

2020 Riley Harrison Grenache
The fruit was harvested by hand on an ascending moon. Sourced from two vineyards established in the 1940’s and 1960’s in Ngadjuri Country, Krondorf & Vine Vale situated in the Barossa Valley.
70% whole bunch ferment and very gentle hand plunging.
This grenache is characterised by its perfume; white flowers, Asian spices and something kind of savoury but kind of not. Silty, gypsum-like tannins provide the framework for the supple red fruited palate.
As pretty as a flower, this wine is built for drinking.

2020 Tilly J Pinot Noir
Beautiful lifted and vibrant style of Pinot Noir from this young and talented winemaker. Lots of layers that unfold. Spice, florals and silky texture. Get to know this producer!

6 in stock

Producer Profile

Riley Harrison

Harrison Wines defy convention – the convention and constraint of a nine-five job led Riley Harrison to seek a creative outlet, and in 2015, with a humble tonne of Grenache, this vision became a bottled reality.

In pursuit of perfume, texture, and drinkability, Riley crossed regional boundaries to secure small parcels of fruit from vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley.

With an emphasis firmly on fruit quality and varietal expression, Riley’s winemaking style weaves between the lines of conventional and minimal-intervention. “Minimal intervention winemaking can be divisive and can focus too much on the minimalist process, rather than the outcome of the final wine. Strangely, doing less requires a far greater attention to detail in the winery. It's the complex interaction of science, creativity and environment in a bid to generate flavour that I find intoxicating" The resulting creatively charged wines are the outlet Riley was searching for. Harrison Wines has been an exploratory journey into the world of aromatic excitement and textural pleasure. He won’t be returning to the nine-five anytime soon.

Tilly J

"I'm Natillie Johnston aka Tillie J. My passion for wine began working casually for cellar doors in the Yarra Valley, earning money to support my studies in Sports Science. On completion of my Sports Science degree my life changed very rapidly as I found myself being drawn into the wine making industry. In 2012 I completed my first harvest, working in the lab at Coldstream Hills Wines, an icon of the Yarra Valley and founded by James Halliday in 1985. I immediately fell in love with wine industry culture.

Following completion of postgraduate studies in winemaking and viticulture with the University of Melbourne, I have travelled to work in many different regions within Australia and abroad. These include the Yarra Valley VIC (Yarra Yering), Margaret River WA (Leeuwin Estate), The Hunter Valley NSW (Brokenwood), Willamette Valley Oregon USA (Cristom, Ponzi), Rheinhessen Germany (Keller), Okanagan Valley BC Canada (Cedar Creek), Marlborough New Zealand (Yealands, Framingham). I have been privileged to have worked with some amazing winemakers and can now call them friends.

I always dreamed of returning home to the Yarra Valley to start my own wine label and the stars aligned when I was accepted into the inaugural “2019 Young Winemakers” program, No.7 Healesville. I produced my own wine and wine label (Tillie J Wines, 2019 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Rated 95 - 2020 Wine Companion). This was the launching platform for Tillie J Wines; now recognized in a growing number of wine stores and fine-dining locations around Melbourne.

My aim is to craft wines that are a true refection of the place they have originated and can be enjoyed in their youth or after a few years maturation. Thank you for supporting my wine project and coming on this journey with me. Happy days!" words by Tilly J

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Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2020 Riley Harrison Sol
1 bottle 2020 Riley Harrison Grenache
1 bottle 2020 Tilly J Pinot Noir

2020 Riley Harrison Sol
Inspired by the long days of summer. These grapes hail from the meticulously farmed Yangarra Estate vineyard found in Kaurna Country, Kangarilla nestled deep in McLaren Vale. Texture is the key with this wine. The roussanne spends 3 days on skins and the grenache blanc is left for 24 hours.
Nashi pear, ripe nectarine, licks of bergamot oil and just enough chew to get you salivating.Don’t drink this wine too cold and drink it with gusto.

2020 Riley Harrison Grenache
The fruit was harvested by hand on an ascending moon. Sourced from two vineyards established in the 1940’s and 1960’s in Ngadjuri Country, Krondorf & Vine Vale situated in the Barossa Valley.
70% whole bunch ferment and very gentle hand plunging.
This grenache is characterised by its perfume; white flowers, Asian spices and something kind of savoury but kind of not. Silty, gypsum-like tannins provide the framework for the supple red fruited palate.
As pretty as a flower, this wine is built for drinking.

2020 Tilly J Pinot Noir
Beautiful lifted and vibrant style of Pinot Noir from this young and talented winemaker. Lots of layers that unfold. Spice, florals and silky texture. Get to know this producer!