Bell River Estate
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Bell River Estate Winery

Fortified Wines

Of all the wines, one of the most luxurious is widely considered to be port. The stalwart of sociability, a gathering becomes a memorable social occasion once the port is opened, and it is especially to be savoured when shared among friends.
(Neil Mathieson – Port PRC Publishing 1999)

Fortified wines are produced by stopping fermentation with the addition of grape spirit. This results in a wine which is typically sweeter and higher in alcohol than most table wines with incredible depth of flavour.

Bell River Estate produces a range of fortified wines from a light easy drinking Tawny through to our aged VSOP.

Fortified wines available include:

  • Tawny - light easy drinking fortified wine (also great for cooking – use in place of red wine in casseroles)
    Tawny with Rum – the addition a small amount of rum during aging softens this fortified wine and broadens the palate. You cannot taste the rum but it certainly enhances the flavour

  • Reserve Tawny – Richer in flavour that the straight Tawny, the Reserve Tawny is more intense with a longer palate.

  • Reserve Tawny with Rum – The use of rum softens this fortified wine without reducing any of the intensity of the wine or length of the palate. It is a wine to be savoured.

  • Whiskey Tawny – The addition of 12yr old whiskey slightly dries this fortified wine on the mid palate and provides a clean crisp almost spirity finish.

  • VSOP – our latest release. A rich, intense fortified wine with a long plate. Based on fortified Cabernet Sauvignon produced in our first year here 12 year ago

  • Liqueur Chardonnay – Produced from Chardonnay fruit and aged in Muscat barrels, this wine can be served over ice as an aperitif (with a slice of lime if preferred) or used as a desert wine especially with cheese .

  • Ginger Sundowner – Fortified white wine with a ginger base. This wine is great on its own or served with whiskey (one third ginger, two thirds whisky) or soda water for a refreshing drink.


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Bell River Estate
Bell River Estate supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007.
It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.
NSW Packaged Liquor Licence, Licence Number 24009513