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Brad Rey
 
13 February 2018 | Brad Rey

Love is in the Air and so is our Wine! Happy ValenWINES!

 

This season of love, what better way to have a good time and celebrate than sharing a bottle of wine. Here at Zonte’s Footstep we offer you our Love Symbol Grenache as a wine of choice.

 

 

Our Love Symbol Grenache has that warm touch that leaves an exuberating feeling to its drinkers. Just what we needed to turn our Valentines into ValenWINES,  which makes the occasion more relaxed and heartfelt, for couples, families  or even friends to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

All you need is LOVE and some good WINE! Happy ValenWINES! 

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Brad Rey
 
31 January 2018 | Brad Rey

Guide to the Ultimate Drool Worthy Cheese Board!


Just because the Christmas and New Years Eve festivities have come to an end doesn’t mean the induglence needs to end.

We’ve decided to share with you how we make the perfect cheese board - best enjoyed with friends, a view and a glass of wine in hand, of course!
 




For our cheese board, we’ve followed a few simple guidelines and one crucial rule; there aren’t any rules. 
Flaunt your culinary license.


Cheese for Sophistication
Ideally you want between 2-3 cheeses depending on the size of your party
Choose 1 (or many) from each category and pair with the acompanying wine

Fresh, Salty and Sour - Bolle Felici Prosecco
Delicate and Nutty - Scarlet Lady Bird Rose
Strong and Firm  - Canto Sangiovese 
Pungent - Baron Von Nemisis Shiraz

 
Cured Meats to Satisfy the Cravings
Select 1-2 cured meats that will pair well with the cheeses on your board and are also delicious by themselves

 
Bread or Crackers? Why not have both!
We Recommend Fresh Sliced French Baguette and Tuckers Natural Gourmet Crackers

 
Fruit and Nuts to complete the Food Pyramid
Roasted, Salted or Natural its up to you
Fruit should be local, fresh and In season

And don't forget a pickle and a paste for tang and sweetness!
 




 

Brad Rey
 
20 January 2018 | Brad Rey

Top Picks of the 2017 Crop


While we were off enjoying our well deserved Christmas and New Year’s break, our Wines were still hard at work.
Coming back to the office we were met with numerous pleasing mentions in the WineState 2017 Annual Edition, Best Wines of 2017.

 
From over 10,000 wines tasted, 8 of our Wines made the cut. But if it were up to us, they would all be number one. Here is what the Professionals had to say.  

Styles –  

2015 Avalon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo, 4 ½ stars, ‘Oak-driven nose; spicy Blackberry elements underneath. Lovely elegant Blackcurrant and Blackberry flavours with firm tannins'

2016 Dawn Patrol Pinot Noir, 4 ½ stars, ‘Complex lifted aromas of red fruits, floral and oak spice. Lovely varietal definition weight and intensity to the palate’

2014 Z Force Shiraz Petite Sirah, 4 ½ stars, ‘A complex/savoury gamey combination of aromas. The generous palate starts fruity and sweet but finishes quite savoury. Still very youthful. Needs time’
 

New Releases –  

2017 Lady Marmalade Vermintino, 4 Stars, ‘Attractive Jasmine-like aromas and a lovely Pineapple-like freshness on the palette with some spiciness and a crisp finish'  

2016 Love Symbol Grenache, 4 Stars, ‘Smells of Raspberries and Cherries with a dash of Pepper. Quite hot in the mouth. Sweet red berry fruit flavours and simple tannins’  

2016 Hills are Alive Shiraz, 4 Stars, ‘Dense Blackberry fruit aromas; slight lift of spiciness. The palate is rich and clean with well-defined varietal flavours balanced by the tannins’

 

South Australia –  

2016 Doctoressa di Lago Pinot Grigio, 4 Stars, ‘Good lifted varietal aromas of Lime zest and Pears. The palate is long and elegant with a finesse of mineral citrus flavours and crisp acid’.  

2015 Lake Doctor Shiraz, 4 stars, ‘A soft and complete nose and a palate that’s elegant but also has some richness of ripe Bramble-like fruit character’ 

2014 Z-Force Shiraz Petite Sirah, 4 Stars, ‘Dark Brooding briary/black fruit bouquet and rich flavoursome palate with prickly tannins and warming. Slightly dry finish’.  

 

What a way to start 2018!  

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Brad Rey
 
17 January 2018 | Brad Rey

Wine Guide for Beer Lovers

Are you, or do you know a Beer drinker who is sick of drinking Beer?
Well never fear, because Zonte's is here!
With the Wine Guide for Beer Lovers, and just in time to get your orders in and delivered for all of your Australia Day Festivities.
 

 

Shop Our Range Here

Time Posted: 17/01/2018 at 4:29 PM
Brad Rey
 
20 December 2017 | Brad Rey

Christmas Menus

Planning a Christmas Menu that allows the food and wine to complement each other can be a tricky task, but never fear as the Zonte’s team is here to assist!

We believe that Wine is best enjoyed with Friends and Food. So, whether you are catering for 5 or 15 people, staying at home or heading to the beach, we’ve got you and your wine selection covered.


 

Menu 1: Ham is the Hero

Start with; A Spinach Cob loaf dip and Oysters Your Way
Serve with Bolle Felici Prosecco

The Main Course: Honey or Lime Glazed Ham
Accompanied by; A Broccolini and Mango Summer Salad and Vegetable Gratin
Served with Scarlet Ladybird Rose

Finish with; Rustic Pavlova with Seasonal Berries
Served with Doctoressa di Lago Pinot Grigio

 

Menu 2: Saving Time with the BBQ

Pre-Prepare; Prawns with Traditional Seafood Cocktail Sauce and Chicken & Feta Sausage Rolls with Tomato Chutney
Serve with Lady Marmalade Vermintino

Sizzle Some; Marinated Lamb Chops and Sticky Chicken Wings
With; Creamy Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Fruit Salad
Serve with Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc or Love Symbol Grenache


Enjoy; A Vanilla Semifreddo or Mango Cheesecake
Served with Bolle Felici Prosecco Cans

 

Menu 3: Feel Fancy

Fire up the tastebuds; with Homemade Dukkha, Dips and Fresh baked bread
Serve with Bolle Felici Prosecco

Place the Focus on; A traditional Roast; Lamb, Pork, Chicken or Turkey
And on the Side; Crispy Roast Potatoes, Green beans with Slithered Almonds and Pasta Salad
Served with Canto Di Lago Sangiovese

Impress with; A Spiked Trifle and Traditional Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise
With Dusk till Dawn Chardonnay


 

Brad Rey
 
6 December 2017 | Brad Rey

Zonte's 12 Days of Christmas

Here at Zonte’s Footstep head-quarters the Elves have been working hard to develop the perfect list of our wines for you to drink  with your loved ones 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!

INGREDIENTS

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

 

DIRECTIONS

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

Enjoy! 

Brad Rey
 
3 November 2017 | Brad Rey

Scarlet Sangria

Scarlet Sangria

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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


DIRECTIONS:

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
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