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Screw cap closure

We proudly and exclusively seals our wines with the superior screw capclosure. Widely accepted and selected within Australia and by many discerning wine aficionados around the world.


Why we decided to only use screw cap closure:

 For many years we had been frustrated with the high rate of cork taint and random bottle oxidation caused by the use of cork. We were very suspicious that many corks do not seal well at all and the wine under those corks is ageing far more quickly than it should.
We began the use of screw cap closures with our 2000 vintage of Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon. Consumers supported the new closure, to the point where we quickly decided to completely stop sealing our wines with cork. More than 15 years of experience has allowed us to draw to the conclusion that the standard of the screw cap product and the method of application provides a much more consistent product with a very satisfying ageing ability. The bottles with screw cap closures are very consistent and taste virtually identical.


Some advice about screw cap closure:

 For all their benefits, screw cap closures are not perfect and can leak if not applied correctly. If any of our products are found to have this problem, please contact the winery and we will exchange them.
Customers should also be aware that the screw cap is not pilfer or tamper-proof. Please ensure that the seal has not been broken before purchasing a bottle. In addition, when buying a wine in a restaurant, the customer must insist that it be opened at the table. This guards against receiving a damaged bottle.
For those who enjoy the romance of wine, one final point regarding the purchase of a screw cap closed wine in a restaurant. While the wine will not be cork tainted, customers should insist that the sommelier allow them to taste before accepting the bottle as it may not be perfect for other reasons. These would include damage during transport or improper storage.


International Acknowledgment:

If screw cap closure is now a standard in Australia, we are aware that it might bring questions to some of our international customers.
"Screwcaps provide the perfect seal, with different types of liner allowing differing levels of oxygen transfer (reduction - a sort of cabbagey stink - was once a common problem associated with screwcaps being too airtight, allowing no oxygen ingress at all). [...]
So far it seems as though screwcaps are much more effective than other stoppers at retaining the natural fruitiness of wine, so seem particularly suitable for aromatic wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. [...] One thing is sure: screwcaps are generally used by producers anxious to maximise the quality of the wine encountered by their customers." Jancis Robinson (Source)
"it takes time and expertise to learn how to make wine bottled under screwcap. [...] Screwcaps are indeed a great initiative. " Tim Atkins (Source)
Stelvin, the screw cap of choice, will become the standard for a majority of the world’s wines,
Robert Parker.
"A Washington winery found in a 30-month test that screw caps better preserved wines' freshness than two synthetic closures and natural cork did." Wine Spectator (Source)