Ingrained as we are in North East Victoria, we have access to an incredible diversity of sites and varieties with which to work. We seek out small parcels of characterful fruit, from equally passionate growers, to craft our wines.
In terms of a winemaking philosophy, honest and interesting is basically what it boils down to.
Honest is easy enough to explain – wines that reflect the dirt and the season in which they were grown. Great vineyards, careful fruit selection, lo-fi winemaking.
Interesting is a little harder to pin down. I stumbled across a French term some years back, jolie laide, that immediately struck a chord. It quite literally means pretty ugly, though it’s more idiomatic for unconventional beauty…objects that are beautiful not in spite of their imperfections, but because of them. So yeah, that’s it really, the pursuit of imperfection.