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Zoe Crittenden
18 October 2021 | Zoe Crittenden

Catto in the media

This is a new wine from retired-but-you-can’t-stop-him winemaker Garry Crittenden. Garry Crittenden is of course the person responsible for bringing Italian varieties to the masses, so to speak; his work with these varieties was pioneering in this country to say the least. It turns out that, unbeknownst to him, and only recently discovered, his (sadly, late) wife Margaret has Italian ancestry. Her ancestral surname is Catto. This wine is something of a dabble and yet it’s also heart and soul stuff, almost by accident.....

This is part of Campbell Mattinson's write up in The Wine Front in October 2021 just after Catto has been released. We think it sums it up beautifully. Read on for the second part of his review:

And what a delightful wine it is. Truly delightful. I’d say that it’s arrestingly good save for the fact that it’s quieter than that. It has an elegance, unusual for this variety. Leather, raspberry, earth and sweet meat characters flow charmingly throughout, fine fingers of tannin then dancing through the finish. It’s the kind of wine you want to buy by the case. Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front

Juicy, spicy, red cherry, kirsch, Righteous start. Flesh and crispness in the palate, tasty lil number with vibrancy and clarity on its side. Very nero vibes. It’s a ripping drink. Mike Bennie The Wine Front

The colour is youthfully bright, medium to deep purple/ red, and the nose has peppery, dried-spice savouriness, while the palate reveals sour cherry flavours of good intensity and mouth-filling properties. A scent of raspberry milkshake later. The tannins are present and slightly gritty but do their job discreetly. There’s an exotic feel to this wine. It’s different. Huon Hooke The Real Review

Click here for links to reviews in full and to purchase Catto.


Time Posted: 18/10/2021 at 10:03 AM Permalink to Catto in the media Permalink
Zoe Crittenden
21 July 2021 | Zoe Crittenden

Tune in to hear Rollo interviewed on 3MP

In case you missed it, Kate Stevenson’s RELISH show is now up as a PODCAST you can listen to. It went to air on 3MP last weekend.


This week on Relish with Kate Stevenson

The boozy and the not-so-boozy! Kate chats to Mornington Peninsula winemaker Rollo Crittenden about the best wines for winter but also why you should still be getting down to that stunning part of the state over the colder months.

Also, Yolanda Uys has joined the now very popular throng of distillers making non-alcoholic spirits that are so good, she'll chat about Banks Botanicals. 

All thanks to Diamond Celebrations - Food for all occasions.


Time Posted: 21/07/2021 at 4:07 PM Permalink to Tune in to hear Rollo interviewed on 3MP Permalink
Zoe Crittenden
11 June 2021 | Zoe Crittenden

The Big Red Book

It was a labour of love that spanned 27 years. Margaret Crittenden's collection of clippings and cuttings from all sources documenting the growth of the Mornington Peninsula wine industry from its embryonic state to the powerhouse it is today. 

Click here to read an article found in Western Port news about the handing over of the Red Book to the Shire in a ceremony held at Crittenden Estate. Click here to read a digital version of the Big Red Book.

Time Posted: 11/06/2021 at 2:41 PM Permalink to The Big Red Book Permalink


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