The Grampians is famed for its Shiraz. What makes it so special?
The two factors above I think work fantastically well together to make our Grampians Shiraz a great style of wine. I think the more involved you are behind the scenes, the more you appreciate the hard work that has caused us to become a premier wine destination.
The bright spirit of this generation of winegrowers will forever play a role in Grampians’ wine production and its direction for the future.
What are the key characteristics of a good wine and, specifically, a great Shiraz wine?
Simple, for me it’s in this order – balance, elegance, interest, complexity and ageability. The same criteria apply to all wines, not just Shiraz. And in fact, these are key criteria for all things in my life. From my cheese to my people.
How long have you been making Shiraz?
Since the mid-90s in cooler climates in Australia and internationally.