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Brad Rey
6 December 2017 | Brad Rey

Zonte's 12 Days of Christmas

Here at Zonte’s Footstep head-quarters the Elve’s have been working hard to develop the perfect list of our wines for you to drink  with your loved one's this Christmas period.
Share it, Gift it or keep it to yourself - who are we to judge, we just love wine!

Our Advent Wine Calander Contains; 
2 Cans of Bolle Felici Prosseco

 Chocolate Factory Shiraz

Hills are Alive Shiraz

Canto Di Lago’s Sangiovese

 Scarlett Lady Bird Rose

Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc

Bolle Felici Prosseco

Love Symbol Grenache

 Lady Marmalade Vermintino

Lake Doctor Shiraz

Violet Beauregard Malbec

Doctoressa Pinot Grigio

We have bundled this Christmas special up, conveniently in one single box, perfect for shipping (and wrapping!), head to our website now and place your order before Thursday 14th December to ensure on time delivery for all you Christmas Festivities. 

Place Your Order Here


Time Posted: 06/12/2017 at 2:09 PM
Brad Rey
17 November 2017 | Brad Rey

Rosé Lemonade!


1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup cold water
1/2 bottle Scarlet Ladybird Rosé



1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.
2. Add the fresh lemon juice and water to the sugar mixture and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until cold.
3. Before serving, mix the lemonade with the Scarlet Ladybird


Brad Rey
3 November 2017 | Brad Rey

Scarlet Sangria

Scarlet Sangria


  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 Bottle of Scarlet Ladybird Rosé
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda
  • Ice
  • Additional strawberries and lime slices for garnish, if desired


Add sliced limes and strawberries to a large pitcher.
Pour the wine and rum over the top.
Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (up to 24 hours).
Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda.
Add ice and a few pieces of the fruit to your glass and pour sangria over to serve.

Time Posted: 03/11/2017 at 1:00 AM
Brad Rey
1 September 2017 | Brad Rey

TWO Double Gold and TEN Gold medals at CWSA!

2014 Z Force Shiraz Petit Sirah 

2016 Dawn Patrol Pinot Noir

2016 - Avalon Tree Cabernet - Soon to be released 

2016 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz

2016 Canto Di Lago - Soon to be released

2016 Dusk Til Dawn Chardonnay

2016 Lake Doctor Shiraz- Soon to be released

2016 Love Symbol Greneache - Soon to be released

2016 Violet Beauregard Malbec 

2017 Doctoressa Di Lago Pinot Grigio - Soon to be released

2017 Lady Marmalade Vermentino 

2017 Scarlet Ladybird Rose - Soon to be released 

Time Posted: 01/09/2017 at 10:30 AM
Brad Rey
15 August 2017 | Brad Rey

House and Garden Recipe with Canto Di Lago = YUM

We were very excited to see our 2015 Canto Di Lago in the Australian House and Garden September issue as a suggested pair with one of their featured recipes. (page 147 if youre curious) 

Our Canto Di Lago is a fantastic food wine - especially when it comes to Italian food. Spaghetti and Canto sounds like a match made in heaven to us! 

Here's the recipe!

Spaghetti with crushed peas, mint & pancetta

Prep 15 Minutes, Cooking 15 Minutes
Serves 4-6

  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 80g mild pancetta
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped 
  • 50ml dry white wine 
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 25g frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup coarsely torn mint, plus extra to serve
  • finely grated pecorino pepato to serve

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water until al dente, about 7 minutes; drain, reserving cooking water. return pasta and 2 tbsp cooking water to pan. 

Meanwhile, heat oil in a frypan over medium high heat, add pancetta and cook for 3 minutes or until it begins to crisp. Add onion and garlic and saute a further 3 minutes or until tender. Deglaze pan with wine, add stock and bring to simmer. Add peas, simmer until tender, about 3 minutes, the remove from heat, season to taste and coarsley crush. Toss pea mixture and mint through pasta, season to taste and serve hot or warm, scattered with pepato and extra mint.

Pair with 2015 Zonte's Footstep Canto Di Lago Sangiovese Barbera Lagerin, $25 - Highly aromatic with snappy fruit, chalky tannins and bright acidity. 

Time Posted: 15/08/2017 at 4:30 PM
Brad Rey
4 August 2017 | Brad Rey

James Halliday's Wine Companion 2018 Results!

 5 Stars! 

"Zonte's Footstep has been very successful since a group of long-standing friends, collectively with deep knowledge of every aspect of the wine business, decided it was time to do something together. Along the way there has been some shuffing of the deck chairs, all achieved without any ill feeling from those who moved sideways or backwards. The major change has been a broadening of the regions (Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, the Barossa and Clare valleys and elsewhere) from which the grapes are sourced. Even here, however, most of the vineyards supplying grapes are owned by members of the Zonte's Footstep partnership. Exports to the UK, Belgium, Sweden, The Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and China."  (p. 755)


2014 Z Force- 96 Points

90% shiraz and 10% durif (aka petite syrah), open-fermented, matured in new and used French and American oak. McLaren Vale on steroids? That's cruel, but this is as full-bodied and intense as a wine can be before becoming a caricature. Moreover, it's the black ironstone fruit that's so intense, not the tannins or the oak. The consequent balance means this wine can outlive most who lay it down now. 


2015 Avalon Tree Cabernet- 95 Points

95% cabernet sauvignon and 5% tempranillo from Blewitt Springs and Langhorne Creek, matured for 12 months in used hogsheads. The colour is deep and bright, appropriate for the deep, medium to full- bodied varietal fruit on the bouquet and palate. The firm, but fine, tannins are pure cabernet in taste and texture, and make the wine. 


2015 Violet Beauregard Malbec- 94 Points

Open-fermented, matured in new and used hogsheads. Good colour; a juicy, bright fruit profile with damson plum the focus, black cherry in support. Good line, length and balance. 


2015 Lake Doctor Shiraz- 93 Points
2015 Chocolate Factory Shiraz- 92 Points
2015 Canto Di Lago Sangiovese Barbera Lagerin- 91 Points
2016 Dusk Til Dawn Chardonnay- 90 Points
2016 Doctoressa Di Lago Pino Girgio- 90 Points
2016 Scarlet Ladybird Rose- 90 Points
2015 Hills Are Alive Shiraz- 90 Points

Brad Rey
25 July 2017 | Brad Rey

Adelaide Hills, Hills are Alive

Adelaide hills has a more Syrah style – cool climate take on shiraz with the real key signatures we can get out of vineyards – that wild rocket leafy textural base, black olives - its not all just up front fruit, it’s a little bit more refined.

One of South Australia’s coolest viticultural regions, the Adelaide Hill’s produce wines of elegance, finesse and prettiness; lets say this one is our Fair Lady.

Time Posted: 25/07/2017 at 9:00 AM
Brad Rey
18 July 2017 | Brad Rey

Langhorne Creek Lake Doctor

Now this is our kind of Doctor

Langhorne creek is where Zonte’s Footstep’s journey started back in 2003! The Lake Doctor Shiraz is the most Rhoneal in flavour – a real sort of fresh emolliated soil, earthy texture along with the fruit… lots of black berries and cream character to it. The Vineyard is on the shores of Lake Alexandrina where, each summer afternoon the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike.



Thank you to Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine and Maaike Bouman for the images 

Time Posted: 18/07/2017 at 9:00 AM
Brad Rey
14 July 2017 | Brad Rey

Barossa Valley Baron Von Nemesis

The Baron you actually want to sit down and have dinner with. This shiraz carries on the legendary reputation of the Barossa, generous, flavoursome and full bodied. All the milk chocolate in the world just won’t do if you want something dark. Look out for dry cocoa, blackberry pie and sweet Christmas spice if you want to beat the Grape Counter in the Shiraz Challenge

Thanks to the Barossa Grape and Wine Association for the photos

Time Posted: 14/07/2017 at 12:15 PM
Brad Rey
7 July 2017 | Brad Rey

McLaren Vale Chocolate Factory Shiraz

As the name suggests our 2015 vintage boasts the iconic Chocolatey taste associated with McLaren Vale Shiraz.

According to the #CrazyCanadian It’s like taking a big chunk of black forest cake and shoving it in you gob.

Following the infamous chocolate flavour comes lush and decedent notes of fruit.

McLaren Vale is not only our home but also the home of our very own Chocolate Factory Shiraz.

Time Posted: 07/07/2017 at 12:12 PM
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