La Violetta Press & Events

  • Max Allen Top 20 Wines of 2020 – La Violetta Spunk Nat

    Max Allen goes for the super-fresh for his 2020 Top 20. So much to explore here – check out the link below!

    Spunk Nat 2020: “This style of wine is usually sold soon after vintage, and can be cloudy and funky in character because it’s unfiltered and made with no additions. Not all pet-nats are wild, though, as Andrew Hoadley of La Violetta Wines in Denmark, WA, proves. Hoadley is a master of the style, and this wine, a blend of riesling and shiraz with moreish characters of redcurrants and cream, is pristine.”

  • Eric Asimov’s Best Wine Moments of 2019 – Das Sakrileg Riesling

    New York Times’ wine critic Eric Asimov recalls his Best Wine Moments of 2019, including a glass of 2017 Das Sakrileg at the Carlton Wine Room.

    “Like sublime meals and glorious journeys, great wines create great memories. They leave impressions to be pondered and stories to be told. I have the privilege of tasting many wines over the course of a year. In 2019, these are the 12 that left the most lasting memories.”


  • Drink Easy Awards Yé-Yé Blanc Top 10 Light & Refreshing Whites

    At the recent Drink Easy Awards the 2018 Yé-Yé Blanc made Top 10 in the Light & Refreshing White Wines category.

  • TOP 25 WA Wine of the Year

    La Violetta scored two wines in the Top 25 WA Wine of the year with Das Sakrileg Riesling landing in second place and Penury Pinot Noir at # 17.

    For a great read on the current state of play in WA wine, check out the full results in the link below.


  • YGOW Australian Meunier tasting

    Young Gun of Wine taste through Australia’s best Pinot Meuniers. Link to the article below.

  • Mane Liquor Car Park Party – Nov 2nd, 2019

    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM
    Mark your calendars, the biggest event of the year is happening again! After 13 years in the game, Mane Liquor is still going strong, so we’re having a party to celebrate.
    We’ve gathered 46 of our best and closest friends to help us make this the biggest Car Park Party yet, full of the best booze in Australia and abroad, the best food in Perth and the best vibe in the world!
    Big Don’s Smoked Meats // Smashburger BBQ, Monsterella Pizza, Soul Cocina Cantina
    Black Cocky Wines, Blind Corner, Brave New Wine, Chalari Wines, La Violetta Wines, LS Merchants, Swan Valley Wines, Vallée Du Venom
    Plus over 33 fantastic beer and cider producers and Four Pillars Gin.

  • Vintage Drops Hallowine Edition at King Somm – 31st October, 2019

    Enter the haunted house and enjoy a night filled with classic halloween tracks mixed by our DJ – and a spook or two!

    The special red cape will come out for this ghoulish tasting event! And I will be pouring Blood Shot mataro all night!

    Producers featured:

    La Violetta – AJ Hoadley
    LS Merchants – Dylan Arvidson
    Express Winemakers – Ryan O’Meara
    Brave New Wine – Andries Mostert
    South by South West Wines – Mijan Patterson and Livia Maiorana
    Skigh Wines – Skigh McManus
    Si Vintners – Sarah Morris
    Mysterious Mr Black – Charlie Black


  • The best wines for spring 2019

    Gourmet Traveller Sommelier of the Year Leanne Altmann selects her best wines for Spring 2019…

    Get onto the Yé-Yé Grisé: “Grisé is built around the florals and spice of gewürztraminer but the cool growing conditions mean the fruit retains a liveliness that the variety sometimes lacks. A hefty splash of riesling and a few buckets of pinots gris and noir provide seasoning, complexity and freshness.”

  • Max Allen in the Fin Review 9th May, 2019

    Max Allen visits Great Southern and, in a crusty warehouse-cum-shed, talks turkey with Brave New Wines, Express Winemakers et moi: “Through the looking glass with WA’s rebel winemakers”


    2018 La Violetta FAV [Great Southern]
    “Oustanding rich, textural white wine made from vermentino blended with a little semillon for complexity and some muscat for fragrance: creamy and mouthfilling, it has ravishing flavours of pulpy grape and green melon. In typical Andrew Hoadley fashion, there’s a lovely, sardonic misquote from Fellini on the back label that translates roughly as, “I have nothing to say but I say it anyway.” Take that, all you verbose marketing types.”

  • Eric Asimov on Australia’s Lo-Fi Wine Movement, April 2019

    Eric Asimov from the New York Times recently visited a bunch of new wave wine producers around Australia. He even made it all the way over to Denmark! Have a read of his article .