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What are Boutique Wines? And 6 Reasons Why You Need Them On Your Wine Racks

  • 3 min read

Australia is home to some of the world’s most renowned wines, whether you’re talking reds, whites or sparkling wines. However, outside of the well-known brands, some of our best wine comes from smaller, often family-owned vineyards. If you’re a proud owner of a wine collection, you should have some boutique wines on your wine racks. Let’s find out why exactly your wine racks could do with these much-beloved wines.

What are Boutique Wines?

A boutique winery is a small winery and vineyard establishment, usually producing less than 10,000 cases annually. They provide specialised, hand-crafted or artisanal wines and are made with a lot of passion and care by a small team. These subsequent ‘boutique wines’ are personalized from start to finish, often with a limited run, and are made to produce a masterpiece. 

Why You Should Have Boutique Wines On Your Wine Racks

1. Many Are 5-Star Halliday Rated Wines

The Halliday Wine Companion is the go-to guide for rating wines in Australia. Boutique wines and wineries tend to shine in these guides, with many achieving a 5-star rating. If you need one reason to buy boutique wines, this is it!

2. They Tend to Have Fewer Chemicals

The great thing about boutique wines is that they tend to be made with fewer chemicals. Many big wine companies use chemicals to produce larger quantities of wine and to preserve them longer. Because boutique wines focus on smaller batches, you will find that fewer additives and chemicals are used. 

3. Support Independent and Family-Owned Businesses 

Adding boutique wines to your wine racks means you get to support small, family-owned Australian businesses. There is also something exciting about purchasing wine from these passionate family businesses rather than from mass-producing wine companies. The collection on your wine racks will be more memorable, knowing that you’ve purchased from these hardworking Australian businesses. 

4. Visiting Boutique Wineries Have a Great Atmosphere - and Better Service!

The next time you visit a wine region like the Hunter Valley, make sure you stop by a boutique winery! The atmosphere is great, and you will find incredibly friendly service. When visiting, you get to see the faces behind every bottle, something that large companies cannot do. Often visitors even spark up friendships with the owners, making the wine on your wine racks all the more special. 

5. Every Wine is Made with Love By Artisans

Boutique wine means exceptional wine made by talented artisans. As a result, there is nothing quite like it. If you want something different and with a creative spirit, make sure your wine racks have at least a few boutique wines. 

6. You Can Own Wines That are Limited Release

Of course, one of the great perks of boutique wines is that you can show them off to your friends! When presenting your wine collection, boutique wines are often standouts on your wine racks and are a great conversation topic since every boutique winery has a story. 

Store Your Boutique Wines On High-Quality Australian Wine Racks

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If you’re going to purchase some incredible boutique wines, you will need to store them with the impressive wine racks that they deserve. The options are endless, especially when you use Wine Stash’s range of Australian-made wine racks

Perhaps you want your boutique wines to stand out in your collection - a good idea is to use our modular wine racks or even our bespoke designs for a more personal touch.

Either way, the next step is to browse our collection so you can start your boutique wine journey today. Check our online store here.

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