How well do you know Geoff Merrill Wines ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.

● So you think you know Geoff Merrill Wines?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Geoff Merrill?

Take this short Geoff Merrill Quiz & find out.

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While still working at Chateau Reynella, Geoff began to make wines under his own ‘Geoff Merrill’ label. His first release was in 1983 and included 2 wines; a 1980 Cabernet and which other 1981 grape varietal?

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Which of the following statements on the introduction to the wine industry about Geoff Merrill is correct?

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The site of the Geoff Merrill Winery has a history this stretches back more than 120 years to 1897 when a young Welshman Mostyn Owen, bought 80 hectares of prime Reynella hillside. He planted 60ha of vines and built a winery on the site - the location and winery is today known as?

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The Geoff Merrill winery and head-office is located in the heart of McLaren Vale wine region - along with their Pimpala & Wickham vineyards in easy reach. But they are also renowned for skillfully blending Cabernet fruit from which other wine region?

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Geoff Merrill has a stunning range of quality award winning Cabernet wines to his name, one is called the ‘Parham’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 which was aged for 27 months on oak hogsheads - who is the wine named after?

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Geoff Merrill is renowned for his sponsorship and charity work with a range of events around the globe. Geoff has a dynamic range of 3 wines just for these occasions - made under the ‘Botham Merrill Willis’ label - why are Ian Botham & Bob Willis internationally famous?

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In which of the following years did Geoff Merrill win the most sort after of wine awards in Australia - the prestigious 'Jimmy Watson Trophy'. Winning with his 1 year old ‘Reserve’ Shiraz - the trophy for the 'best one year old red wine' at the renowned Melbourne Wine Show?

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When you think of Geoff Merrill his generous moustache and equally complex aged red wines come to mind. But he also crafts a vibrant and refreshing Rosé wine - hand-picked from 60 - 90 year old vines, what is the sole grape varietal used?

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Other than his own name, what is the logo / image that can be found on the front label of each bottle of Geoff Merrill wine?

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Geoff Merrill ‘G&W’ Cabernet Sauvignon is consistently a well-crafted red wine of genuine quality, with approachability on release due to it ageing of 3-5 years before release - what does the ‘G&W’ stand for?

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In the most recent edition of the James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 - Geoff Merrill Wines has again been rated 5 Stars. This is now a rating of 5 Stars for how many years in a row?

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Geoff Merrill is respected for his craftsmanship and well balanced wines, especially the consistent quality & complexity found in all of his Cabernet Sauvignon expressions. Which of the following dishes would be an ideal pairing with a classic Geoff Merrill Cabernet?

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