Bellarmine Wines

Batavia Mixed Half Dozen

Awards:

In 2017, Bellarmine Wines will present the first Bellarmine Wines Batavia Award for Student Research in WA Maritime and Coastal Archaeology.  The award will be presented to a student at the University of Western Australia to help further their research, uncovering stories from the past, and investing in the future. 

You can help support the continuation of the Award through your purchase of the “Bellarmine Batavia Half Dozen” - a discounted selection of six wines.  You save $20 on the purchase price, and we donate $10 from every sale to the Award.

Wines in the Batavia Half Dozen: 

2 bottles x 2012 Bellarmine Batavia: 

"If you're looking for a ready-to-drink, deliciously appealing, friendly wine, then you would be hard pressed to find something better than this." (Ray Jordan, 2015 West Australian Wine Guide)

and 1 bottle each of:

2012 Bellarmine Shiraz

2015 Bellarmine Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Bellarmine Pinot Noir

2015 Bellarmine Chardonnay


BACKGROUND

In 1629, the Dutch East India Company ship 'Batavia' hit a reef near the Houtman Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia.  Almost all of the passengers and crew made it to nearby islands, but there was a terrible mutiny and a small group seized control and massacred many of the other survivors.  Eventually, the mutineers were captured, tried, and hung on Seal's Island. Over 300 years later, the wreck of the Batavia was discovered, including fragments of Bellarmine jugs made in Europe to hold wine in the 16th century. The owner of Bellarmine Wines is a collector of Bellarmine jugs, and the etchings found on the labels of our wines are taken from the jugs. In 2012, winemaker Di Miller created a wine from a blend of Merlot and Petit Verdot, and named it ‘Batavia’ in recognition of the connection with WAs most famous shipwreck. In 2015, researchers made further discoveries of graves and artefacts from Batavia, inspiring us to create the Batavia Award.

THE WINEMAKING

See individual wine listings for details.
6 bottle half-carton
$120.00