Welcome to Catalyst wines, crafted by the Masters

Catalyst wines are crafted by Masters of Wine Andrew Corrigan MW and Peter Scudamore-Smith MW. Our wines are Australian but show a sophisticated international style. Andrew and Peter teach wine at Australian and international events. Participants in their ever-popular wine appreciation courses are the reason Catalyst came about, as the students are always asking where they can try Andrew and Peter’s wines. Be stimulated by the styles of wine and food matching of the Catalyst selection.

Our selection

Catalyst Chardonnay Orange 2014

This chardonnay has a dry lingering taste, and the term “flint” sums up the flavor. A modern Australian style, this wine has an understated aroma and a dry chalky texture.

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Catalyst Barbera New England 2011

Barbera is a grape variety that is famous in northern Italy. Catalyst Barbera is true to the style and shows a medium-bodied velvet fleshy palate with savory dark cherry aromas. It is excellent easy drinking now and will improve for a further five years or so.

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Catalyst Shiraz Heathcote 2013

A Shiraz of crisp garnet colour, vibrant cool aromas of spice, red fruits and an elegant palate of mouth-filling soft tannins, clever oak and bright fruits. For early easy drinking.

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Catalyst Tempranillo Granite Belt 2012

This Tempranillo shows savory earthy berry aromas and a medium bodied taste with firm tannins. Tempranillo is a Spanish noble variety made to accompany Mediterranean inspired foods. Try with antipasto and Provincial dishes.

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Supporting Australian vineyards

We source our grapes from Australia’s premier wine regions, and look for varietals which express the unique terroir of a region.

The Orange Region is a cool climate wine-growing area in central New South Wales, and the highest wine region in Australia, extending from 600m to over 1000m elevation. It produces Chardonnay wines of exceptional finesse expressing flavours of peach, apricot, lemon, lime and passionfruit.

Castello_Banfi_PlacesNew England offers both cool climate vineyards along the spine of the Great Dividing Range to the lower and warmer sites on the western edges of the New England Tablelands. With its varied soil types, the area has become an exciting place to plant alternative varieties. The region also varies with its altitude and many vineyards are located above one thousand metres.

Heathcote is a Victorian wine region renowned for its world-class shiraz. Cambrian red soil and warm summers tempered by cool, southerly winds help produce robust wines of power and weight with great texture.

The Granite Belt is unique in Australia for its combination of cool weather and decomposed granite soils, the cool arid climate and high rock content soil creating conditions which mirror great wine regions elsewhere in the world.

Wine education

IMG_8501Want to be a wine connoisseur? Masters of Wine Andrew and Peter can help you:

  • start your tasting career and fast-track your wine skills with the masters of wine
  • develop your social confidence in understanding table wine, its use, selection, recognition and its service
  • learn the talk of wine and gain the respect of your peers
  • embark upon a short etiquette course in table wine taste, food pairing, ordering and pronunciation
  • establish a wine collection.

Contact the Masters of Wine today.