Download the free iHeartWine app to order from independent boutique wineries across Australia.
If you consider yourself a wine enthusiast, we would like to introduce you to your new best friend, iHeartWine. The new smartphone app acts as a marketplace to connect some of the best small-batch wine producers in Australia directly with Aussie wine drinkers.
While frolicking the countryside to Canberra, Hunter Valley, Margaret River or Barossa Valley has been put on hold due to COVID travel restrictions, the app makes these wine countries accessible to you from home. Hundreds of wines are listed from across the country with very few available at your local bottle shop. With the click of a button, you can get wines delivered to your door, taking your at-home wine tourism experience to the next level.
How does it work? The app guides users to find wines that suit their taste preferences. You can add palate preferences including fruit aromas and flavours, wine body and acidity as well as the varietals you like to drink. Suggestions are based on what you enjoy, just like you would experience at a cellar door. You can select from regions including Adelaide Hills, Ballarat, Clare Valley, Gippsland, Southern Highlands, and more. There are also categories to browse including ‘$25 Or Less’, ‘Discover Packs’, ‘Private Cellar Release Wines’, and ‘Top 20’.
The best part? iHeartWine shines a spotlight on talented winemakers across the country and provides them with crucial funds to keep the wineries in business during COVID. Founder Marc Malouf wanted to ensure the winemakers are earning the financial return they deserve for pouring their heart and soul into the production. They will earn 90% for every bottle sold through the app which will help these wine countries stay alive and continue to produce their next season of wines for our post lockdown winery tours.
Our suggestions? For a first purchasing experience, we would suggest ordering one of the Discovery Packs. Choose a pack from your favourite wine region and make sure you map out the bottles you enjoyed for your next order. They are also offering free shipping with the code ‘free shipping’.
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