There you are. Standing at the top of hill with a couple of your friends. You’re probably only ten. Below you is a lush rolling landscape. And all of sudden with looks of sheer glee, everyone decides to roll on down to the bottom to see who gets there first. Oh the joy of it. That’s what a hill can do to you sometimes. It can be a place to ponder. Dream big ideas. Tell tales. Have romantic interludes. It’s also a symbol of age. We’ve all heard, “you’re over the hill”. Well past your prime. Had it. Out of snyc with what’s really going on. But are you really? You could be quite happily going down the other side, having a jolly good time. Oblivious to the world and all the chaos. You could be very happy in your own world, just rolling along without a care in the world. An envious place to be.
Pretty similar, perhaps to Levantine Hill, the magnificent vineyard estate in the Yarra Valley. Its name is taken from the Levant, the blessed, ancient biblical lands known as ‘the lands in the east where the sun rises.’ Rising from the shores of the Yarra River, Levantine Hill vines fan out of steep clay loam slopes. The soil profile is perfect, and so are the wines. That’s why they form some of the best wine gift hampers at The Complete Basketcase.
Let’s kick off with the something light and delicate shall we; the Levantine Hill Rose Gift Box. The wine notes declare that it’s fragrant and perfumed, savory and spicy. The wine is accompanied by four Pink Lady crème filled truffles. A fine mix indeed. Now if you love your reds, this is a great double act. The Levantine Hill Syrah and Pinot Gift Box. The Pinot is deeply complex with an intense character of strawberry, black cherry and plum. And The Syrah grabbed a gold at the 2014 Adelaide Wine Show. No mean feat. Presented in a glossy gift box with a ribbon and gift card, the gift is topped off by six Pink Lady Crème filled truffles.
Needless to say, the girls at The Complete Basketcase can tell you more of how wonderful these wines are from Levantine Hill. They then put together gift boxes that showcase these wines, perfectly.