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James Halidays give Rudderless 5 Stars

Star Rating: * * * * * It’s a long story how Doug Govan, owner of the Victory Hotel (circa 1858), came to choose the name Rudderless for his vineyard. The vineyard, planted to shiraz, graciano, grenache, malbec, mataro and viognier, surrounds the hotel, which is situated in the foothills of the Southern Willunga Escarpment […]


Vale Cru @ The Victory – Sun Nov 20

Vale Cru invites you to a degustation long lunch at the Victory Hotel. Midday. Sunday the 20th of November. 2016 G, S and M on the lawn. Come and celebrate 8 Vintages of the Vale Cru matched with exclusive local produce. $100pp with four courses and highlighted wines from 2009-16. VIP package also available, VIP […]

Vale Cru 18 Oct 2015

Vale Cru @ The Victory – Sun Oct 18, 2015

The Vale Cru’s legendary wine tasting event Sunday October 18, 2-5pm Discover more than 50 premium, small batch wines from 15 different winemakers Guest speakers, cocktail food, plus a souvenir wine glass and poster. Tickets $20 to our mailing list members ($40 on the day) Contact Details via the 2015/16 Chairman James Hook: james@djsgrowers.com.au THE BOOKING URL FOR […]

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Vale Cru Annual Tasting – Sun 19 Oct 2014

OCTOBER 2014 Get your tickets now for… The Vale Cru at the Victory Exclusive, small batch wine event announced for McLaren Vale Wine lovers are invited to sample more than 50 premium wines from 15 different producers at The Victory Hotel in Sellicks Beach on Sunday, October 19. The wines, including many ‘alternative’ varieties, are […]


Victory is sweet for Doug Govan’s Rudderless – James Halliday

Victory is sweet for Doug Govan’s Rudderless JAMES HALLIDAY May 04, 2013 12:00AM THE AUSTRALIAN Rudderless Weekend Australian 040513 – Download Article PDF   Rudderless Sellicks Hill Grenache 2010, Rudderless Sellicks Hill Shiraz malbec 2010, Rudderless Sellicks HillMalbec 2010. Picture: Adam Knott Source: The Australian WHEN Doug Govan bought the Victory Hotel near South Australia’s Sellicks Beach in […]


Vale Cru @ The Victory Hotel – Sun 14 Oct 2-5pm

Join the Vale Cru for an afternoon tasting small batch, high quality McLaren Vale winemakers…This year’s theme is sure to appeal to your senses – CRU, Cheese & Chocolate. Sunday 14th October – 2-5pm Expect all of the good things in life in one fun afternoon. General Admission – $38.50 + Booking Fee Early Bird Special […]

Vale Cru Event – Sat Aug 25

  Vale Cru Wine Tasting Event Sat 25th August, 1 – 5pm Tower Hotel, 651 Magill Rd, Magill $10 entry Vino Tasting Unbeatable pricing on Quality Wines Wood Over Pizzas available Door Prizes on the Day Bookings phone: Diana or Nathan – 8331 3098  

Vale Cru – Twilight Tasting Apr 15

Join us for the Twilight Tasting with the Vale Cru! Join the Vale Cru for a twilight tasting in the new Piazza delle Valle. We are celebrating A+ Australian wines with the Artisan producers of the Vale. The fabulous Yearlings will be playing, the sausages will be sizzling and for $10 you get three tastings. […]

Robert Parker reviews 2004 Rudderless

2004 Rudderless Mataro Reviewer: Robert Parker Rating: 90 points Drink: 2006 – 2016 “A tiny production, 65 cases, will make the 2004 Mataro difficult to find. Aged in neutral old Burgundy barrels, it is a dense ruby/purple-hued effort displaying notes of crushed rocks, blueberries, raspberries, and an aged beef-like character that gives the wine a […]

Tasting at the Victory Hotel Oct 16

Rudderless Wines and other Vale Cru Wineries held a tasting outdoors on the grass at the Victory Hotel on 16 Oct 2011. Visit www.valecru.com.au for more information and upcoming events.  

Jay Miller – Wine Advocate #181

2006 Rudderless Grenache PDF – 90 Points 2006 Rudderless GSM PDF – 90 Points 2006 Rudderless Mataro PDF – 91 Points 2006 Rudderless Shiraz PDF – 91 Points