2019 vintage

Batches of wine were carefully selected from Shiraz blocks within our vineyard to create an estate grown wine that displays the treasured characteristics the property naturally produces in Shiraz: saturated colour, fruit intensity and soft, savoury tannins.


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Great Australian Shiraz Challenge - GOLD


Ten individual estate blocks: Red clay loam topsoil at varying depth | shattered limestone, salt and pepper siltstone, and bluestone subsoils | north-south and east-west row orientations | varied clonal selection, micro-climates, elevation, and aspect
Upshot: Complexity | Consistency | Intense flavours | Vibrant colours


Rainfall: Average winter and spring rainfall | Low summer rainfall
Temperature: Cool spring leading to warm summer
Upshot: Low crops | Return to standard flowering and fruit set | Frost and hail events

Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period
Temperature: Warm conditions throughout
Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure


Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | Varying time on skins (7-60 days)
Oak: French and American – 10% new, 90% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 15 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15% | pH – 3.5 | Acid – 7.0g/L | RS – <1.0 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 23rd February - 4st March 2019 | Bottled: June 2020 | Released: October 2020


Profile: Blueberry | Liquorice | Dark chocolate | Cumin | Jasmine flower
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Complex yet balanced

Animal – Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Vehicle – Jeep Cherokee
Musical – Base guitar