Join us beachside as Melt Henley and Ricca Terra Wines team up to deliver you an evening of amazing food & wine, showcasing the latest releases from this progressive and innovative wine brand specialising in Mediterranean varieties.

2nd Aug 2022

7 April 2022. Words by YGOW.

We gathered every Australian varietal vermentino we could find and set our expert panel the task of finding the wines that compelled the most. All wines were tasted blind, and each panellist named their top six wines. Below are the wines that made the panellists’ top-six selections from the tasting.

14th Apr 2022

Previously, in Young Gun of Wines: Deep Dive into Nero d'Avola, Ricca Terra's Nero made it to the top.

This time, Ricca Terra's Fiano, was included in Australia's Top six of Australia's Best Fianos.

22nd Mar 2022

SUSTAINABILITY is transforming South Australia's Riverland. A sweeping embrace of alternative grape varieties has brought kudos to a raft of growers, which is changing the way their vineyards are managed and resources are used in the region. Ultimately, this results in a league of exciting wines that are changing the Riverland's reputation.

22nd Mar 2022

"If it seems like there’s a more diverse crop of Australian wines hitting the wine streets, it’s not your imagination. “Australian wineries are coming into the U.S. market in numbers not seen in over a decade, and three out of four new entrants are pricing their wines [at] US$15 and above,” explains Aaron RidgwayWine Australia’s regional general manager for the Americas. “That level of confidence and excitement is helping lift the category to a place where U.S. buyers can build retail sets and wine lists that truly reflect the fascinating quality, diversity, and depth of Australia’s offering.”

3rd Mar 2022

From a vineyard that Ricca Terra’s Ashley Ratcliff planted to focus on heat-loving Iberian grapes in the Riverland. Awash with dark fruits, spices and tarry mineral notes, this still comes in at medium weight with ample freshness.

17th Feb 2022

"This year might have been a bit dodgy overall, but it was a great vintage for local wine. Here are the South Australian drinks our wine writer loved in 2021".

Written by Tony Love

6th Jan 2022

For the second year running, Colour of Calmness is listed as a finalist in the Winestate Wine of the Year Awards.

9th Dec 2021

Purchase wine from Ricca Terra's online shop between 26th November to 17th December 2021 and go into the draw to win a Magnum, one drawn each week.

26th Nov 2021

The beautiful thing about wine is, it reflects many uncontrollable variables. Each season of every year is different. Seasons of drought makes a very different wines to wines made in seasons of flood! Winemaking techniques also influence wine styles.

26th Nov 2021

5 November 2021. Words by James Vercoe.

Portugal has an extraordinary landscape of indigenous grapes and world-class wines, and shares a similar latitude to Australia’s wine-growing regions. We have an oceanic influence in common, with diverse climates and varying altitudes – and even eucalyptus trees. As well as a love of barbecued meat, the two countries also share a history of producing mostly fortified wines up until the 1970s.

So, what’s the deal with Portuguese grape varieties? I talked to Matt Gant and Ashley Ratcliff to discover a little more about Portuguese varieties and their potential down under.

10th Nov 2021

Welcome to the Alternative Universe. It’s the big new thing in one of the most under-appreciated wine regions in the state.

Written by Tony Love

10th Nov 2021

...The other time was this morning when the reality of what happened to our vineyard on Saturday afternoon eventually sank in! The freak hail storm, which hit at 4pm, showed no mercy or respect to years of hard work and dreams. In a flash, eighty percent of our crop was gone. 

8th Nov 2021

The top dozen were presented to one hundred guests who attended the Festa Del Vino dinner on Saturday night. Each guest selected their favourite wine to determine the Grand Champion Wine of Show.

29th Oct 2021

This year, exceeded our expectations, with three trophies, five gold and three silver medals.

28th Sep 2021
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