Crawford River is officially in the Henty region, but there are no other vineyards anywhere nearby and Seppelt’s Drumborg, the region’s other famous vineyard, is 25km away.
I hadn’t tasted Prancing Horse Estate wines for a number of years, so I received a pleasant surprise when owner Tony Hancy dropped in recently.
Smith and Sheth is a partnership between rock-star viticulturist, Steve Smith MW and wealthy American software developer, Brian Sheth.
Some smashing Austrian wines were sampled at the recent reception for an Austrian business delegation in Sydney.
Antonio Flores Pedregosa’s business card describes him as ‘master blender, winemaker, enologo’ of Spanish sherry producer Gonzalez Byass.
Novum is the brainchild of Will and Rachel Hoare. Will started as a cellar hand and left as General Manager of Fromm after 19 years.
The winemaker for Marlborough winery Isabel, Jeremy McKenzie, paid a visit the other day and I was updated on this well-established winery’s new direction.
Clare Valley winery Claymore takes sponsorship to unusual lengths.
Moores Hill winery in the West Tamar region is Tasmania’s first off-grid winery. It’s 100% solar powered and claims to be ‘making wine powered by the sun’.
Ballinaclash vineyard in the NSW Hilltops region landed no less than seven trophies in eight days in 2017.