John Davis, a highly credentialed geologist, has turned Hunter Valley-based Pepper Tree into a substantial wine company with vineyards in four regions.
Kevin and Trina Karstrom bought Botobolar Wines when the Wahlquists retired almost 25 years ago, and now they too are retiring.
Each year James Young, who sells Torbreck wines in Sydney, drops in to my place and pours the latest batch of Torbreck wines for me to taste.
Yalumba winemaker, Kevin Glastonbury, made a brief visit to Auckland to show off five vintages of The Signature.
Doug Neal has been the winemaker at Paradise IV near Geelong for 13 years and in recent years has been associated with the Del Rios winery at Anakie.
During the last-minute tastings for The Real Review Certificate of Excellence and Top Wineries list, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store.
Very old vines are venerated by the wine industry, and all and sundry. And a lot of vines are grafted. So, when a vine is grafted to another variety, do we have to re-set its birth-date?
Clonakilla Murrumbateman Syrah 2016, Canberra District, AUD $120
In a recent syrah tasting, three regions were represented among the top wines.
I recently finished a tasting of over 200 shirazes, which I strung out over nine tasting days. As always, there were many highlights.