Elate Grange Cuvée

Emanating from Australia, this “Super Rhône” blend is a new concept in California as we see the two wines blending together to transform into a softer, more exotic, style of wine.

By blending our gold medal winning Shiraz with our gold-medal winning Cabernet Sauvignon, we have created a beautifully seductive, modern wine that combines some of the best qualities of the great wines of Bordeaux, the Rhône and Australia.

Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker who is best known as the creator of Australia's most iconic wine - Grange Hermitage.

    "We must not be afraid to put into effect the strength of our own convictions, continue to use our imagination in winemaking and be prepared to experiment in order to gain something extra, different and unique in the world of wine."

Bill put his convictions and imagination into making Elate in the style of an Australian Grange. From the first experimental vintage in 2008 Elate Grange Cuvée has been a fine homage to one of the world's most iconic wines.

Bill took his home-country Australian model to a higher level by using ultra-premium mountain fruit and careful vinification then blending a lush blackberry character of Cabernet Sauvignon with the energy of the slightly peppery character of Shiraz resulting in a fusion of wonderful flavors.

Our Shiraz, made from ripe grapes is more fruit-driven, slightly higher in alcohol and less tannic. It has a nice pepper note and is easily approached when young. With the added lively, rich flavors of plums, blackberry vanilla and tobacco found in our Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon, Elate becomes an exciting wine.

The blend softens the concentration of the Cabernet, opening it up to the opulent Shiraz fruit resulting in a more voluptuous mouth feel with the promise of added complexity with age.

Elate ~ to be in high spirits; exultant or proud;

Grange ~ a farmhouse with various farm buildings, usually the dwelling of a gentleman farmer;

Cuvée ~ used to indicate a blended wine of exceptional quality. It is a derivative of the word “Cuverie” which is the French term for the building housing the fermentation vats of a winery. In the Rhone Valley it indicates a cross-appellation wine blend.

Apple Spiced Stuffed Pork Chop

Apple Spiced Stuffed Pork Chop

Dress up traditional pork chops with the fresh flavors of apples and sage. Using our Herbie's savory stuffing spices transforms pork chops into a delicious dish.

Aussie Damper Bread

Aussie Damper Bread

This is not your grandmother's bread. Quick and easy to make Damper is an iconic Australian bread and was a staple of the early Australian settlers' diet.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Juicy pork tenderloin meets crispy bacon and our savory-sweet Balsamic Garlic and Herb Jam. Simple enough for a weeknight, but impressive enough for a dinner party. You will want to make too much just to have savory pork sandwiches the next day.

Balsamic Glazed Short Ribs

Balsamic Glazed Short Ribs

A hearty dish that's comforting on a chilly evening with a nice, rich glaze, perfect for serving atop garlic mashed potatoes.

Blackberry Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Blackberry Glazed Baby Back Ribs

A mouthwatering easy barbecue pork ribs recipe with root beer and blackberry to produce a perfect blend of sweet and tangy ribs on the grill.   

Elate French Dip & Garlic Au Jus

Elate French Dip & Garlic Au Jus

A good jus is the foundation of a tasty French dip sandwich. Chef Tommy and the Williamson Kitchen Staff have developed an easy, flavorful au jus incorporating Herbie's Garlic Steak Seasoning spices.

Grange Sliders

Grange Sliders

If you have ever tasted our Elate Grange Cuvée in an Icon Tasting then you will remember these delicious mini sliders complete with black garlic aioli and Balsamic, Garlic & Herb Jam. Most guests remember asking if there were more - Yum!

Green Beans with Garam Masala

Green Beans with Garam Masala

Green beans go from everyday to exotic with just a bit of this magic garam masala spice blend. Also try garam masala on roasted cauliflower, grilled fish or add to plain yogurt for a wonderful chicken marinade. But only use a bit at a time, as too much of this highly fragrant spice can be overwhelming.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Try this tender beef stew made in the Instant Pot in less than an hour. An easy and comforting beef stew that makes you want to grab a hunk of crusty bread, dig in and wash it down with a great wine!

Roast Brined Turkey with Moroccan Stuffing & Pan Gravy

Roast Brined Turkey with Moroccan Stuffing & Pan Gravy

Yes - this is not a "Wednesday Night Dinner Recipe" but when do you ever roast turkey using a "simple" recipe? Use this for Thanksgiving or Christmas when the family are gathered in the kitchen. The recipe can be divided into jobs for everyone from Grandma to cousin Joey. At the end is a succulent turkey dinner that does not taste like any other turkey dinner they ever had.

Roasted Bacon Crusted Pork Loin

Roasted Bacon Crusted Pork Loin

An inexpensive, tasty and easy dinner solution this juicy, tender pork loin is rubbed with a paste of bacon, mustard and caraway seeds before cooking which creates a delicious brown crust.

Roasted Portobello and Eggplant French Dip

Roasted Portobello and Eggplant French Dip

Tender grilled portobello mushrooms and eggplant seasoned with Herbie's Garlic Steak Seasoning. - You don't need the steak, just the wonderful veggies and seasoning and a bottle of *Elate* Grange Cuvee to enjoy.

Roasted Turkey with Bacon and Onion Marmalade

Roasted Turkey with Bacon and Onion Marmalade

When you want the height of flavor but don't have time to deal with a whole bird, roast a turkey breast with bacon and onion marmalade for a moist, delicious turkey taste that's full of flavor and works with our Elate Grange Cuvee.

Shepheard's Pie

Shepheard's Pie

Classic Shepherd's Pie (lamb) or Cottage Pie (beef) with vegetables in a rich gravy, topped with cheesy mashed potatoes and baked.

Tomato Cheddar Pie

Tomato Cheddar Pie

This simple, elegant appetizer is a delicious combination of tomato freshness and gooey cheesy goodness - Yum!

Umami Butter

Umami Butter

With a stash of umami butter in the fridge or freezer, you have an instant solution to make any steak a glowing dish full of juicy flavor.

White Bean Cassoulet with Hot Pepper Bacon Jam

White Bean Cassoulet with Hot Pepper Bacon Jam

Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating in the south of France, usually containing beef, pork or chicken and white beans but in this case we have used Italian chicken sausage and Herbies spices to make this dish delicious and quick to create. Best of all you can enjoy it with a beautiful rich *Elate* Grange Cuvee.

WW Signature BLT

WW Signature BLT

It does not get any better than a BLT and of course, this classic sandwich is made so delicious with the addition of Herbie's Greek Seasoning that we called it our own!

Blu del Monviso

Blu del Monviso

This mild Italian blue cheese Blu del Monviso with a distinct taste and creamy texture is perfect paired with both white and red wines selected from our cellar.

Couronne de Fontenay

Couronne de Fontenay

A perfectly charming French cheese from the heart of the Loire Valley made with pasteurized milk in small forms coated with vegetable ash.

Huntsman

Huntsman

Huntsman is a blend of two classic cheeses produced in the English countryside.

Umami Seasoning

Umami Seasoning

Umami Seasoning adds the Umami flavor, the deliciousness factor to food.