Ushering in a new era at Poole’s Rock
The two first worked together at Mount Pleasant (tastings) years ago. They have entered into an agreement with the managing director of Tower Estate, Matt Cowley, to use the winery for a new contract winemaking business, as well as to make Tower Estate’s wines.
Tower will continue to make high-level wines from its own vines as well as other premium Australian vineyard regions, in the 2013 vintage. Both winemakers are on the right side of 40 and have already distinguished themselves.
Leembruggen previously worked at Drayton’s (tastings). Tower Estate includes the Relais & Chateaux property Tower Lodge, the Convent guest house, the historic 1876 Roberts Restaurant, and cellar restaurant Nine.