“Some people like to learn from experience, but I like to
learn from the experience of others”
Prince Otto Von Bismarck(1815-1898)
Our wine brands are:
many years now, we have been very fortunate to retain the services of
the great team at the multi award winning Granite Hills winery to help
make our wines. Llew Knight and assistant winemaker, Ian Gunter have
been able to craft some very interesting and innovative wines for us.
This has enabled us to put all our efforts into concentrating on the
quality of the fruit we are producing and gives us more time and the
freedom to experiment in the vineyard. Each time at harvesting, which
may be done over a period of several weeks, the grapes are delivered to
the winery where they are processed according to the style of wine we
are trying to make. For our reds, the grapes are fermented in small
fermenters and the cap is hand plunged. In some years the must has been
cold soaked prior to fermentation HTML clipboardcommencing. Different yeasts have been tested, including some wild yeast
ferments. Upon or nearing the completion of fermentation, the wine is put into
new small French oak barriques. Our oak
maturation can be as long as 2.5 years which is unusual for Pinot Noir in
Australia, especially where new oak is used, but the fruit is able to handle
this extra maturation. During this time the wine is racked once or twice and
then usually bottled either with minimum filtration or unfiltered.
Consequently , the wine is liable to throw a crust in the bottle with ageing
and so should be DECANTED before serving. Experience has shown that our wines
develop further characters when allowed to breathe for a short period!
Wine and Food
All our wine styles are designed to complement food and exhibit multi dimensional subtle flavours. You will be rewarded if you
take your time to match the wines with food and savour these flavours that are
the culmination of our years of endeavour. We also hold back the release of our
reds so that they are beginning to approach optimal drinking when released.
great food matches for our wines are game, lamb, duck, and ragout .
Try our Pegeric Pinot Noir with Peking Duck , Braised Abalone and Pea and Ham soup .