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wine with a soul


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song Chinese Proverb

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wine with a soul


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song Chinese Proverb

 

small batch mclaren vale wines

a brand about family and personality

The name Rusty Mutt comes from owner & Winemaker Scott Heidrich's interest in Chinese philosophy and astrology. Scott was born in the year of the Dog with the metal element being the dominant element of that twelve year cycle. So the 'Metal dog' became 'Rusty Mutt'!

Personality traits and experience ultimately decided the style of wines we produce at Rusty Mutt, so we wanted the name to reflect this.

As the range has grown, each new offering has been dedicated to a member of Scott's family, linking their individual personality to the wine produced.

 

 

Distinctive

Our style aims to bring you wines which will drink very well upon release and offer real rewards should you wish to mature them further. All the while displaying the expressive fruit qualities for which the McLaren Vale district is renowned.

Traditional

Not made in a 'factory' but a small winery building using age old techniques which include hand plunging the ferments, basket pressing and oak maturation. 

regional

Is there anywhere more beautiful than the McLaren Vale region? Located 40 minutes drive South of Adelaide along spectacular coastline. McLaren Vale is particularly noted for Shiraz and 'Rhone' style varieties and blends.


VALE CRU MEMBER

Rusty Mutt is also a proud member of the Vale Cru. A collective of small batch winemakers from McLaren Vale offering you fantastic and diverse wines from the small end of town. Visit Valecru.com and discover a bunch of other small and amazing brands from McLaren Vale!

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Latest news


Latest news


new wine, new wine club and new online store!

I have decided to update the Rusty Mutt Wine Club offering and improve our online store. We now have 2 wine clubs! The 'Sirius' (Dog Star) Wine Club for the best pricing with scheduled deliveries and the Rusty Mutt Wine Club which is very similar to what our wine club members have been used to.

**Join before the 1st of April for a free gift! This also means you could receive a free bottle of Vermilion Bird Shiraz using loyalty points in time for Christmas! Read more on the Sirius Club page.

Plus, our new 'Vermilion Bird' Shiraz is available in the updated store!


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Current Releases


Current Releases


2016 ·catnip· viognier

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2016 Rusty Mutt Sun Flare McLaren Vale Grenache Tempranillo Rose

2016
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2015 ·rocky ox· gsm

2014 ·original· shiraz

 

2013 Vermilion Bird Shiraz

"Rich, bold and powerful with velvety tannins"

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why not join our wine club?

You'll receive the best pricing and delivery options, loyalty reward points and you'll receive invites to exclusive Rusty Mutt Events!

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Wine club


Wine club


New! sirius Wine Club

Receive a six pack of Rusty Mutt wines of your choice approximately every three months.

Why should I join?

Without a cellar door, you can't just pop in and pick up wine during your next McLaren Vale trip, and none of the retailers that stock Rusty Mutt keep every wine. So our new wine club offers the convenience of scheduled deliveries as well as the opportunity to choose the wines you like before delivery.

what other benefits are there?

As a Sirius Wine Club member, you receive the best pricing I can offer with a $10 or $15 flat delivery fee Australia wide (depending on your state or territory)

As a Sirius Wine Club member, you also accumulate points with every dollar spent which you can redeem for a bottle of our Flagship Shiraz - The Vermilion Bird.

If you join before the 1st of April, along with your first 6 pack you'll receive a Le Creuset Aerator/pourer ($40 RRP) free! (I use them at all my tastings).


And, by joining now, it means your fourth delivery will be in November where you should have accumulated enough points to get a Vermilion Bird Shiraz for free, just in time for Christmas!

Ok, how do I do it?

Click the 'Sirius Wine Club' button or this link to go to our new online shop page and click 'become a member'.

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The simplest, easiest and best value way to buy Rusty Mutt Wines.

Join the Sirius Wine Club and receive six bottles of your choice from the Rusty Mutt range at the very best prices I can offer, four times per year. And as a bonus, you receive points for every dollar you spend which can earn you a free bottle of Vermilion Bird Shiraz per year!

Conditions apply. You can read all about it in our new online shop by clicking the button below.



What about the existing wine club members?

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten you! Follow the links above and choose the 'Rusty Mutt Wine Club'. The prices are only a few cents different to what you're used to. There's no commitment, just buy what you like when you like. Delivery is $10 or $15 per dozen depending on your state or territory.

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