Sixty Second Swirl 

Gallagher Wines, located at the Jeir end of Murrumbateman, is a quality operation. 

Greg and daughter Lauren take care of wine-related duties while Libby sets about the cheesemaking chores – it’s a fantastic combination that delivers a great experience whenever you turn up to their Cellar Door. 

Greg & Lauren Gallagher, father & daughter winemaker team

Libby Gallager’s cheese making is a perfect match

The Gallagher stable of wines includes some of the region’s best sparkling wines and a range of cool-climate classics including Riesling, Shiraz and Merlot.  For our ‘swirl’ this week though, we take a look at the Gallagher Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2021.

This ‘savvy’ Blanc is a pale gold straw colour in the glass with flashes of white gold.  A swirl reveals vibrant tropical and exotic fruit aromas including ripe melon, mangosteen and lychee with a pinch of passion fruit pulp. 

The palate is crisp yet both succulent and luscious with ripe tropical fruit flavours with a tantalising slate-like savouriness.  This is an enjoyably delicious drop.

We enjoyed our bottle with sweet chilli marinated char-grilled whole chicken and it was a superb match, but you could serve it with any fresh seafood or chicken-based salad dish. 

I bought mine from the Murrumbateman IGA, but you can also buy it at ‘Thyme to Taste’ in Yass or for $30 online

by Brent Lello

Yass Valley Times Wine Columnist

Learn more about the Gallagher family story of success here…