AFL Europe Wine Club – House of Arras

With the Euro Cup taking place in Norrtälje this weekend, it’s an exciting time for the AFL Europe community. Sixteen men’s teams and eight women’s teams will be taking to the fields in a full day tournament that will crown Europe’s best National Australian Football teams. Last year we saw the Danish Vikings win the men’s division, whilst the Irish Banshees took home the silverware in the women’s division. Who will take the honours in 2019 – only time will tell.

A proud supporter of AFL Europe, Fine Wine Partners, are also excited for this annual event and as a result, have some fantastic wine offers available exclusively for the AFL community in Europe. This month’s AFL Europe Wine Club offer centres around the world famous House of Arras range made by Tasmanian Winemaker, Ed Carr.

As they did at AFL Europe’s Champions League, the “Players of the Tournament” in both the men’s and women’s divisions will be presented with a bottle of wine from House of Arras, courtesy of Fine Wine Partners. Although for those wishing to get their hands on some House of Arras wine, the AFL Europe Wine Club has some fantastic offers which include EJ. Carr Late Disgorged, Grand Vintage, Vintage Rosé and Brut Elite. These wines are available at a special rate when purchased as a case offer or individually.

House of Arras Chief Sparkling Winemaker, Ed Carr, is Australia’s most awarded sparkling winemaker. He has long held the belief that Tasmania can, and should, produce exceptional sparkling wines equal to the world’s best.

Over the past 20 years, Ed Carr has amassed over 60 trophies in Australian wine shows for the House of Arras. However, a world-class sparkling wine can only be crafted with the finest fruit and the House of Arras viticultural team carefully nurtures the House of Arras vineyards through the vagaries of each and every growing season.

In 2011, Ed was awarded the impressive title of ‘Winemaker of the Year’ at the prestigious Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine awards. Judging for this concentrates on individuals whose hard work, commitment, individuality and inspiration has recently resulted in creating exceptional, world-class wines. 2016 was an exceptional year for House of Arras, being awarded 8 Trophies and 16 Gold Medals. Notably, the 2007 Grand Vintage was awarded Wine of the Show at both the Royal Queensland Wine Show & The Royal Sydney Wine Show, the first time a sparkling wine has taken out the accolade at either show.

Offers of the Month

Offer One – Mixed Bottle Case

A fantastic mixed case offer showcasing a selection of the House of Arras wines available. The House of Arras trilogy case presents:

– Grand Vintage 2007 x 2
– Vintage Rosé 2005 x 2
– Brut Elite NV x 2

Case of six:
RRP £207.94
AFL Europe price £155.94


Offer Two – House of Arras Grand Vintage 2007

The House of Arras is Australia’s most awarded sparkling wine producer, beloved and enjoyed all over the world. The 2007 Arras Grand Vintage was rated by Decanter magazine as one of the most exciting wines of 2018, as well as being the only sparkling wine ever to win Best Wine in show at the Royal Sydney Wine Show.

To follow that first up, the 2007 was also the Champion Wine of Show at the Royal Queensland Wine Show. The 2007 Arras Grand Vintage is of outstanding quality, enriched by the great complexity of character that follows seven years of tirage. The Arras Grand Vintage retains brilliant freshness and longevity that has exceptional balance and a rich full-bodied taste.

Case of six:
RRP £209.94
AFL Europe price £157.45

Per bottle:
RRP £34.99
AFL Europe price


Offer Three – Arras EJ. Carr Late Disgorged 2004

Arras EJ. Carr Late Disgorged Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir pays tribute to the dedication and inspiration of its maker, EJ. Carr. As the pinnacle of House of Arras, EJ. Carr Late Disgorged is a wine of great intensity and character, with excellent structural elegance and flavour persistence.

After 10 years on lees, the wine has amazing complexity and yet retains the remarkable freshness of the character typical of a world-class prestige cuvée. A true expression of Tasmanian terroir and impeccable winemaking.

Per bottle:
RRP £99.99
AFL Europe price £74.99


Offer Four – Vintage Rosé 2005

Enticing aromas of lifted fresh red berry fruits complemented by oyster, sautéed mushroom and lanolin. On the palate, an initial rush of fresh strawberries and cream dominate followed by complex secondary characters of toast and a natural acid backbone which is seamless and persistent.

A sophisticated Rosé of alluring complexity and vibrant character, the third vintage release of this label from a vintage proving to be one of the strongest of the decade.

Per bottle:
RRP £39.99
AFL Europe price £29.99


Offer Four – Brut Elite NV

Brut Elite is rewardingly rich, it’s complex style exhibits a plush palate driven by the predominant red fruit components of the blend. The majority (70%) of this blend is from the 2013 vintage which had an above average fruit yield due to solid winter/spring rains and generally mild conditions until late January.

Rich and flavoursome expressing characters of lychee and truffle. The palate exhibits an exquisite balance of dosage, tannin and acidity with great flavour persistence.

Per bottle:
RRP £28.99
AFL Europe price £21.74



To place your House of Arras order, or to learn more about wines available through the AFL Europe Wine Club, please contact the team at Fine Wine Partners.

Next day delivery from £9.99

Call: +44 7810856290

Offer ends June 30th.