“…the Santolin Italian varietals are a discovery, made in tiny volumes but delicious.”

Our 2019 Cosa Nostra Vermentino has been rated and reviewed by one of Australia’s leading independent wine judges and critic, Huon Hooke, who has ranked our 2019 Cosa Nostra Vermentino his #1 Vermentino in Australia, also giving it 5 stars and 95 points.


95 POINTS. 5 STARS.  “Light yellow hue, with intense spicy aromas which include nutty barrel-ferment nuances. The wine is juicy and gently tropical in the mouth, with good acid balance, the barrel use adds an extra layer to the flavour. Very long persistence. Delicious wine, not too dry and not too sweet. (130 dozen made)”

Rating: 95/100
Cellar: 2020–2025



It was also featured in Gourmet Traveller WINE, June/July 2020 as one of their TOP NEW RELEASES


“The Santolin Italian varietals are a discovery, made in tiny volumes but delicious.  Toasty barrel ferment notes are part of its allure.  Intense spicy and nutty aromas, and gentle tropical fruit touches.  It’s soft and harmonious, neither too dry nor overtly sweet.”  Gourmet Traveller WINE, June/July 2020






*Huon Hooke  is a leading independent wine writer, who makes his living entirely out of writing, judging, lecturing and educating about wine.  He is best known for his weekly columns in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Living section, and regular articles and tasting notes in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, for which he is contributing editor, a tasting panel member and a columnist.