30 Days of Local Wine – Day Five: Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, 2009 Chardonnay

30 Days of Local Wine

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, 2009 Chardonnay

This 2009 Chardonnay from Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery releases a vibrant, tropical nose of melon, banana, and a hint of mineral. The palate is very fruity and shows pineapple, and melon. This is an excellent variation of the typical chardonnay that is dry, but really compliments the fruit flavours.

Excellent when paired with tropical fruits, salad and any seafood, especially shellfish.

Steve Mitchell of Sprucewood think recipe is perfect for their 2009 Chardonnay:

Seared Scallops with Marmalade Glaze


  • 24 good-sized scallops
  • A splash of 2009 Sprucewood Shores Chardonnay, about 50 ml
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon marmalade (orange or grapefruit)


  1. Heat oil in saute pan, medium to high heat. Sear scallops, 15 seconds either side, remove from pan and keep on warm plate.
  2. Add wine and deglaze pan for 10 seconds then add marmalade and swirl around until sauce begins to boil.
  3. Pour over scallops, garnish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs like chives, coriander and tarragon.

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