We are very excited to announce that after 18 years of committing to make the best wine can from selected Regions in Victoria and South Australia we have been awarded 5 Star status by James Halliday in his latest Wine Companion.
Our 2016 Yarra Valley Pinot noir was awarded 96 points . Sadly it has sold out but we think the 2017 is as good. The 2012 Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 95 points. This wine has benefited from 7 years of aging. We are down to the last 50 cases. It really is a wonderful expression of regional and varietal character.
More recently we have just released out 2016 Heathcote Shiraz. It has won a Gold medal and Championship Trophy at the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland show. James Halliday rated it 90 points and Wine Showcase magazine gave it 95 points. This wine is drinking well now but will continue to improve for another 6 or 7 years.
You may have noticed three new additions to our Premium Selections wines. They are all from the 2017 vintage. Working my way around Victoria I was indeed fortunate to be offered small quantities of extremely high quality grapes from Beechworth, Heathcote and Yarra Valley. These three wines will be long “lasters”. I expect they will be superb drinking in 2030. With only small quantities of each the wine will sell out quickly.
As a small maker I really appreciate the support we receive for every direct buyer. The local market is so competitive especially if you do not embrace Dan Murphy and Coles. Fortunately we have strong demand from China and the USA. Every direct to consumer sale is very important to us.