Greenock Creek was established by Michael and Annabel Waugh in 1984 after buying a rundown house beside the Seppeltsfield estate with a couple of acres of old Shiraz vines already planted along the creek line.
Thompson Estate is aMargaret River winery based in the dress circle sub region of Wilyabrup along with Moss Wood, Cullen, Woodlands, Pierro, Fraser Gallop, Gralyn and Vasse Felix. Like their cohorts, Thompson Estate makes exceptional wines.
You might know a bit more about the wines of Yangarra than you do those of Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard but they do share a connection as the Jackson Family own both (along with 34 other wineries around the world). Yangarra’ s winemaker, Pete Fraser also helps out with the production of the Hickinbotham wines. You’ll also be familiar with the ‘output’ of the vineyard which was planted in 1971 but not purchased by the Jackson Family until 2012. It has often supplied fruit for Penfolds Grange, Clarendon Hill Astralis, Wirra Wirra’s Angelus, Hardy’s Eileen Hardy Shiraz and plenty more top end Aussie bottles.
We are absolutely delighted to be offering Picardy wines! Our Buyer & Sales Manager, Matt Wallace was the assistant winemaker there between 2000 and 2004. Picardy first made wine in 1996, becoming a pioneer of exceptional, cool climate Pinot Noir in Western Australia.
Sharing a winemaker with Dandelion Vineyards is Heirloom which began it’s life in the 2000 vintage with the intention of making exceptional wines from primarily old vineyards, planted to the best clones and embracing organic and biodynamic principles. They create wines from the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills and Coonawarra which almost always pick up a bunch of gold medals and often trophies. At time of writing our selection of these fabulous wines shows 32 gold medals and 3 trophies.
We've been lucky enough to stock Bleasdale Vineyards on and off for a few years now and are delighted to have in stock now their first ever Grenache, a Shiraz and a Cabernet. All three got the universal thumbs up from our tasting panel.
Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 after Tim was fortunate enough to win a scholarship to Rhone Valley. Effectively the Barossa Grape and Wine Association selected a winemaker that showed promise in the Barossa.
Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery. Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including, a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabernet production, yet, year in year out, make fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet.
Jason Schwarz has wine in his DNA, a fifth generation Barossan, he was raised on his parents vineyard. Firstly, he studied wine marketing, before realising that winemaking was his true calling. Jason completed vintages in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Stellenbosch and the Napa Valley before, returning to the Barossa to work in a number of different wineries.
Patrick of Coonawarra are well situated to make exceptional wines. Founder and original wine maker, Pat Tocaciu spent years working as Chief Winemaker for a number of big wineries before buying and settling at a vineyard over 20 years ago in Coonawarra.