“MY WINES ARE HAND CRAFTED FROM THE GROUND UP.”
I make wines to enjoy with food. Elegant sparkling wines, crisp, flavoursome whites and stylish soft finishing reds.
I have made my speciality the Rhone varietals - shiraz, roussanne and viognier. These have found a second home in and around Tabilk, in central Victoria, having been grown here amongst the tall river red gums for well over 100 years.
In everything we do in the vineyard we "tread as lightly as we can" - making our own compost to improve soil structure and working with vines natural growth habits to create canopies for shade and good air flow rather than rely on sprays and chemicals.
I trust you will enjoy "my family", and share them with friends over a good meal.
It has attractive colour of some depth and a very fragrant, surprisingly complex nose of rosewater, red berries, tar and earthy old oak. Ripe and succulent, yet quite dry, it's food-friendly, soft and easy, with a lively zip of acidity at the end.”
Generous aromas of honeyed toast, almond, quince and butterscotch with rich fruit undertones... the palate is full and mature—an excellent example of an aged Roussanne—with appealing texture and complexity... rich in secondary characters, it’s still fresh with citrussy acid drive from start to finish... perfect with rich foods.”
Rosé isn't just for summer! This Primitivo Saignée from Sarah Gough's @boxgrovevineyard in Tabilk is made for enjoying with food at any time of year ... the gorgeous salmon pink colour reminds us of cloudy Melbourne sunsets and Autumn leaves ⛅️🍷🍂”
... an attractive citrus and floral fragrance with a slightly steely background ... a soft mid-palate, savoury moreish flavour and a tangy, dry finish.”
Zingy and vibrant with hints of citrus blossom, some complexity with a touch of creaminess, citrus and pear fruit.”
The potpourri influence of roussanne adds floral charm to plummy shiraz fruit.”
Gough makes the absolute most of her fruit, using it no fewer than four different ways.”
This is a lovely, nutty, white-peachy example from central Victoria.”
...there is a touch of caramel and cream, tempered by crunchy, cleansing acidity.”
Honey, fig, mineral, old oak and matchstick aromas introduce a silky, restrained palate of sustained savoury flavour.”
Last year we saw a fab shiraz riesling come through. This year, it's another striking blend...”
It can claim notes of pear and fig, here with a savoury/minerally caste, and is a take-all-food-comers style.”
Clean, dry and delicate on the palate with fresh acidity and intense flavour that lingers.”
This is a ripper of a wine with an exotic personality.”