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August 21st 2010

Printhie Wines release flagship Orange Region Cabernet Sauvignon

Printhie, one of the leading wine producers from the Orange Region, has recently released their 2005 Printhie Swift Family Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Swift Family Heritage represents the pinnacle of Printhie’s efforts and the wines are a glorious expression of regional character. Each year Printhie identifies premium parcels of fruit or wine of exceptional quality that displays intense aromas, deep flavours and rich textures. They are afforded the best oak barrels and longer maturation. Depending upon the wine, they are matured for up to three years in bottle so they are released as they enter their peak drinking window. The rawness of youth has subsided and the wines display enhanced complexity and food compatibility.

The wines are extremely limited, with only 150 dozen (300 x 6pk) produced each year. This limited quantity remains true to the reserve wine ethos and represents a mere one percent of Printhie’s annual production.

“Prior to vintage, small parcels of fruit are earmarked for the Swift Family Heritage range. The wines are handled separately, with each barrel constantly reviewed and tasted until we have selected only the very best components for the final blend. As a winemaker this is a great luxury and quite indulgent, but for those consumers who get their hands on a bottle it is a real treat,” commented Printhie Winemaker, Drew Tuckwell.

Printhie is determined to continually increase wine quality through improved viticulture and winemaking practice. “Every season we search the vineyard blocks for the best quality fruit. We are looking at how nature and technology can help us in this selection process. If the fruit is not of the highest quality, then there is no opportunity to make Swift Family Heritage,” said Printhie co-owner Ed Swift.

The 2005 season produced wonderful, aromatic and full flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon. It is truly reflective of the Orange region’s cool climate and ability to produce high quality, distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon at lower altitudes (620m above sea level). The Swift Family Heritage is entirely estate grown, vinified and bottled.

Gold Medal, Winewise Small Vignerons Awards 2009

Pricing & Distribution:
The 2005 Printhie Swift Family Heritage Orange Region Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $40.00
Printhie wines are distributed throughout NSW by Printhie Wines, in Victoria by Westwood Wines, Queensland by TBW Liquor Specialists and in the ACT by Z4. The wines are also available online at

For further information, samples or photos, please visit or contact:
Ed Swift at Printhie Wines on 0404 467 402, 02 6366 8422 or
Drew Tuckwell, winemaker at Printhie Wines on 0421 757 747 or
David Cumming at Define Wine on 0414 736 342 or Wines release flagship Orange Region Cabernet Sauvignon

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