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A White Wine Worthy of your Cellar – Marsanne

Marsanne Grape

Marsanne is the most widely planted white grape in Northern Rhone, but is a rare find with it only taking up roots in three other countries, Australia, America and Switzerland. What you may not realise is that Australia’s Tahbilk holds the largest and oldest single holding of the variety in the world. Although you won’t find a lot of this variety sitting on the shelves at your local bottle shops, it’s growing in popularity and is slowly building a name for itself in Australia.

You will often find Marsanne blended with Rousanne, but it is the Marsanne that adds character and depth to this richly coloured wine. This wine has flavours of honeydew melon, spice, nuts, pears and a silky exotic mouthfeel.

Marsanne is made for your wine cellar and will improve distinctly over time. While not many of today’s white wines are made to stand the test of time, Marsanne has a special place in your cellar right beside your Chardonnay and Riesling.

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Choosing The Right Wines For Your Cellar


There is a certain romantic allure surrounding drinking a really old wine. However most people don’t really know why the aged wine they are enjoying is any better than it was in the first year. What is the oldest wine you have tasted; did you like it or understand the differences of its age? It’s a question I’m often asked my new customers starting down the path of wine collection. Learning the answer to this question is half the fun of cellaring wines.

First, you need to stock your cellar with age worthy wines. You might be surprised to know that only 1% of the wines produced in the world are built to last the test of time. Most of the cellar worthy wines will actually have poorer ratings on release and only gain perfection with age.

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Need Somewhere Discreet To Store The Grange?

Kennards Wine Storage Fyshwick 1 March 2017

We are excited to announce our new wine cellar at Fyshwick is now open and renting up fast! This is the only wine cellar offer available in the ACT and we are thrilled to provide this new service to Canberra wine lovers!

Kennards Wine Storage is proud to be a part of this wine cellaring experience. After entering the wine cellaring service in 1999, we have developed this specialist wine cellaring niche and ensure we are now specialists and leaders in wine cellaring.

The new wine cellars at Fyshwick are fitted out with sophisticated climate control systems to manage the temperature and humidity. Preserving and nurturing such wine investment is paramount. Our wine cellars provide the ideal environment to age wine; letting each bottles characteristics emerge.

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Kennards Adelaide Portfolio Grows with its Newest Location at Croydon Park

Kennards Self Storage has commenced construction of its newest Storage Centre at 1 Days Road Croydon Park, Adelaide, set to open this November.

The centre has a wide range of features including:

– An easy access loading area to drive in and unload your goods.

– Enterprise Spaces commonly known as “Mini Warehouses”, perfect for small business customers.

– A wide variety of individually alarmed spaces to meet residential and business needs.

– 24/7 access to your storage space so you can come and go as you please.

– Security enhancements including back to base alarm monitoring, CCTV and patrol response, backed up with daily lock checks and comprehensive weekly audits.

– A wide range of boxes, packing and moving supplies available in the Box Shop.

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Still running your business from your kitchen table?

New Enterprise Spaces at Kennards Self Storage Seaford Meadows.



Do you ever drive past a storage Centre and wonder what’s behind all those doors? Behind many are the belongings that people just can’t bring themselves to throw away – often the residue of life-changing moments like divorce, death or downsizing the family home.

What many don’t realise is that among the units of personal belongings, photos and keepsakes, you will find a growing number of small businesses. Our business customers are attracted to the flexibility of short term leases, no overheads and the ability to easily upsize or downsize their space in a matter of minutes.

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New Centre to Create Jobs and Support Local Small Business

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Kennards Self Storage Seaford Meadows

Nothing sends a Hoarder into a spin quite like the promise of a New Kennards Self Storage opening and now one is finally opening in Southern Adelaide at Seaford Meadows.

We are happy to announce the opening this Easter long weekend of our new centre at 31 Seaford Road, Seaford Meadows. It was clear we needed to fill the gap south of Adelaide to support the growth in the property market and to assist with the shortage of storage spaces in the surrounding areas.

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The Growing Australian Tribe of Wine Collectors


As the Australian tribe of wine lovers grows, the need for a space to cellar their wine is heating up.. or should I say cooling down in our climate controlled wine cellars!

Kennards Wine Storage is listening to our wine loving tribe and expanding our cellars into new neighborhoods around Australia. The past five years has seen strong growth in the need for private wine cellars as the trend for collecting and cellaring wine grows.

We are really excited about our new locations as they are opening up an offsite wine cellaring solution, previously unavailable to these areas. For example, Customers have been telling us for years that there is nothing available for them in the ACT region. So we listened to them and we are opening the first state of the art private wine cellar in Fyshwick this month. By opening this site we are allowing more wine lovers to join the game of collecting. This also helps the wine industry by increasing wine sales.

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Why Cellar Wine

With three new Kennards wine cellars opening soon in Miranda, Fyshwick and Hawthorn, we thought it was time to talk about why it’s so important to cellar wine correctly. The ageing of wine is an intricate process, requiring the harmonious balance of numerous interrelated factors. If this balance is neglected, an unfavourable combination of the components can adversely affect the quality of wine.


Wine cellars are like an eco-system, constantly in flux; it is susceptible to the environment that surrounds it. For those who appreciate the subtle nuance of drinking wine, storage is everything.

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Kennards Expands its Wine Portfolio in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Kennards Wine Storage is excited to announce the opening of three new state of the art Wine Cellars located at;

Kennards Self Storage Miranda 007

Miranda, Sydney – Opening January 2017

This will be the only wine cellar offer available in the Sutherland Shire. Our store at Miranda joined the portfolio of Kennards centres in 2013, located at 169 Port Hacking Road, Miranda NSW; it is hard not to miss this bright orange beacon!

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Penfolds to Increase Focus on Glass Closures


Penfold’s chief winemaker does not believe screwcaps are the future of closures, at least in the higher end of the market, revealing that the company is now investigating glass as the best alternative to cork for some of its bottles.

All of Penfolds’ white wines have been under screwcap since 2004, with screw-capped wines stretching back to 1971 providing a solid base for comparing their development. However its red wines are still closed with a mixture of cork, synthetic cork and screwcaps.

Gago said his main issue with screwcaps for red wines was not necessarily the ageing of the wines, as this has not yet been thoroughly tested over time, (the oldest Penfolds wine under screw cap dates from the late 1990s), but the fact that using a screwcap masks the impact of heat damage.

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