Our 2020 Melbourne Cup wine form guide – Wild Fire Wines

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Our 2020 Melbourne Cup wine form guide

It’s a Spring Racing Carnival like no other in Melbourne. While we might be only able to watch from afar this year, it never hurts to have the best info to back a winner. So whether your vice is wine or betting on horses (or perhaps both), here’s the form guide you need to ensure it’s money well spent.


Light coloured filly that is well balanced. A warm day at Flemington should suit her. Don’t discount.


Big and bold, but approachable to the right jockey compared to her more well-known brother in the Barossa. Likely to have rich textures and fine tannins at the finish should she be in the mix. Well worth a flutter.


The Grampians region has produced many champions in this style in the past, and this is no exception. Maybe it’s something to do with the altitude? This mare will have a nose smelling like lemon blossom, spice and apple. May take race day honours for mine.

Pinot Noir Shiraz

The parents of this fine young thing came from the same vineyard, but don’t let that deter you: he’s got the best qualities of both. The aggressive taste of his Shiraz father will be tempered by his mother’s softer Pinot Noir notes. The longer the race goes, the better he will get.

Cabernet Merlot

Elegant. Restrained. A quiet power, but also the potential to improve over time. This may not be her year, but give her time and she’ll be unstoppable.

Trifecta pick: Summit Varietals

If you’re looking for quality at a great price, you can’t go past these three. Trainers in the know have told this young SP that the “Summit” label is only given to the best, so consider yourself informed!

Oh, and our pick for the Cup? Wouldn't have a clue.

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