Wine Extras

There is so much to enjoy and learn about wine.

This section of the site is a small offering to share with you an appreciation of our region and of wine in general.


Australian Wine - An Overview

Over 1.5 million bottles of Australian wine are sold overseas every day. That's a staggering figure but it has not been an overnight achievement. The wine industry here has taken almost 200 years to bloom into its current state after its first taste of international acclaim in the early 1800s.


About South Australia and Our Wine Industry

South AustraliaNardone Baker Wines is as proud to be a South Australian producer, and when you read on about our state you will soon understand why.


BYO Wine - Some Tips

byoIf you are thinking of taking your own wine to a restaurant, here are a few tips to make the experience a pleasant one.


Wine Tasting Tips

tastingTo really learn to appreciate wine, it is important to learn restraint and poise. By far, wine is most rewarding when time is taken to observe this wonderful beverage well ahead of 'slurping it down'. The first step is to pour it carefully - filling only a third and no more than a half of your stemmed wine glass.


A Glossary of Wine Tasting Terms

Acidity, Balance, Oaky? Some useful terminology that is often used for describing a wine.


Wine Quotes and Toasts

plato"No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God."



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Frank Nardone and Patrick Baker tasting the latest vintage.

Wine Quotes & Toasts

Both to the rich and poor, wine is the happy antidote for sorrow.


A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry."

Ecclesiastes 8:15

Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Benjamin Franklin 

Wine is the pearl in the oyster of the grape.

Charles A. Nardone, Mirabella Ranch, Texas USA 

Wine cheereth God and man."

Judges 9:13

No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God."


Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever."


Wine is sunlight, held together by water."

Galileo Galilei

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."

Louis Pasteur

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine."

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 

Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used."


Now is the time for drinking, now is the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot. "


What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.


Wine is bottled poetry."

Robert Louis Stevenson  

Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.

Spanish saying 

God made only water, but man made wine.

Victor Hugo

A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore."

Johann Strauss

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved."

Medieval German saying 

Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

St. Paul, 1 Timothy 5:23

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason."

Latin saying 

Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues."

Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Contact Details

Nardone Baker Wines

PO Box 386, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 5171, Australia.

10 Gray Street, Kilkenny, South Australia, 5009, Australia
Phone +61 8 8445 8100 
Fax +61 8 8445 8200

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