Welcome To John Gerard Wines
We are a UK mail order wine merchant specialising in the supply of mixed cases of wine from Western Australia. Western Australian wines are renowned and we bring them to you with pleasure. Wines can be mixed in multiples of six with six bottles now being the minimum order.
WA produces some 4% of Australia's wine yet it accounts for some 25% of the premium wine from the 'Lucky Country'. We aim to make more varieties of Western Australian wine available to you than you can readily find in the High Street. So you will probably recognise the names of David Hohnen and Mike Peterkin. Our wines come from the following regions: Swan Valley, Peel, Geographe, Margaret River, Pemberton, Great Southern and Manjimup.
WA also has about 15% of Australia's winemakers so you can see one of the reasons for so much quality wine being made.
Our approach to tastings is described on the site but we have put up dozens of different WA wines for local tasting over the last year and this service will continue.
And because we like Irish Whiskey we stock a small range of whiskies. There is also a small range of wine-related items.
There is a feedback form for you to request Bin End notifications and newsletters, just click on the Contact Us tab above.
The Search facility is really useful. You can search for a winemaker eg Stella Bella or a grape type eg Shiraz or a region eg Margaret River, or see which wine has won a medal. But please note that the price will be shown exVAT and this will be corrected at check out.
STOP PRESS We now have a Facebook group, not a surprise but its name is Western Australian Wines, and we welcome all comments. We don't mind if you post information about WA wines not sold by us.
Some of the photographs are courtesy of the Australian Wine Export Council.
Houghton White Classic - RIP
Houghton White Classic is no longer available in the UK unless you can find it as a bin end. The 2008 vintage was the last one we could get hold of, so it is now one for the memory, sad to say. Having started life as Houghton White Burgundy it succumbed to the dreaded EU influence and was renamed HWB, although we all knew that it was Houghton White Burgundy. With the passing of Constellation the range of Houghton wines in the UK has diminished considerably. If you see them in a wine merchant then please let everyone know by publicising it on our Facebook page.
Not only have we added Alkoomi to our list but also Pierro and Fire Gully. Alkoomi Wines have their winery in the Frankland River region, a cool climate as you will probably know. Dr Mike Peterkin's wines, he founded Pierro, are made in the Margaret River region as are the Fire Gully wines. Mike Peterkin's Chardonnays are often spoken of in the same breath as those from Leeuwin Estate.
Latest news from the 2012 London Wine Fair is that Beam Industries bought the Cooley Distillery earlier this year. The bad news is that Beam has cut all links with its UK importer and the flowdown to us is that stocks are uncertain and limited to what is in the pipeline. If you see them in a wine merchant then please let everyone know by publicising it on our Facebook page.