As as winemaking business our mission is to produce and showcase the region’s fruit quality, varietal expression and natural diversity, particularly with Shiraz which is now well recognised as the top performing variety from McLaren Vale.

Our approach to viticulture and winemaking involves combining traditional, hands-on management, integrated and complimented by modern technology; we call this approach “back to the future”.

 

The vineyard site characteristics we target have soil profiles that allow us to perfectly control soil moisture content via irrigation, maximising fruit quality and intensity. We work with the concept of “terroir”, although we do not necessarily agree with the mystery that is often attached to the word. It can be complex but it is not magic. We consider “terroir” as the interaction between a vine, its environment and the impact of man’s management with the moisture balance of the soil being possibly the major influence.

 

Management techniques are varied to suit variety and style. Utilisation of techniques such as shoot thinning, leaf plucking and fruit thinning are employed to attain superior quality.

We continually strive to minimise inputs, sulphur dioxide is kept to an absolute minimum. Mastering of biodynamics and non-chemical weed control is ongoing.

 

In regard to winemaking, we have refined and narrowed our focus on oak, honing in on our preferred barrel suppliers. We’ve also reduced our toasting levels, limiting the oak footprint, and focusing more on what the vineyard has to offer in order to elevate the fruit profile of each wine.

 

Our focus is on small ferments/batches from each block within each vineyard, which has aided in better classification. As an example, our highly acclaimed Jones Block vineyard has 14 blocks over 50 acres, each undergoes a separate ferment. This approach gives us a better understanding of the characteristics of each vineyard and how each is evolving under our organic and biodynamic farming practices.

Tempranillo 🌹 bursting with blackcurrant, as well as rhubarb and deeper dried fig.

A sassy Spanish variety, naturally pairs well with tapas. Delicious!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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A good looking bunch... skins imparting their deep and rich colour during red fermentation - #vintage2021 🍇

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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MV Shiraz 🌹 rich chocolate palate, with a hint of aniseed. Easter Bunny approved!

Enjoyed with Italian tomato based dishes, or on it's own as a cocao treat.

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Looks like the Easter Bunny is catering for adults as well this year! 🐰 luckily he has upsized his basket...
What is your favourite wine to pair with chocolate?

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Pinot Gris, zesty goodness 🌼 lemon and lime burst!

Ideally paried with seafood or white sauce based dishes.

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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These sunny early autumn days are made to be relished ☀️ and our Pinot Gris is just the refreshment you’re after!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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NOW Shiraz 🌹 fresh cherries jumping out of the glass, with subtle violet notes.

Suggested pairing: lightly barbecued meats and vegetables!

#mclarenvale #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Welcoming you at our cellar door, every day through easter! 🐰

#mclarenvale #biodyanmicwine #organicwine
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Cabernet Sauvignon (Cab Sav)🌹 Spiced clove, married with dark fruits and juicy plum.

Paired best with cheese or tomato based dishes. Don't mind if I do!

#mclarenvale #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Our winemaking dynamic duo, Kate Goodman and Ashleigh Seymour ✨🍷 busy making magic with the 2021 vintage, which is proving to be a winner!

#mclarenvale #biodyanmicwine #organicwine #internationalwomensday
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Our Rosé, where violet florals meet raspberry 🌸
Lingering guava and strawberry on the palate.

Best paired with light pasta and rice dishes… yum!

#mclarenvale #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Our Mataro or Mourvèdre bush vines on our Landcross vineyard minutes before harvest which is used in our very popular AAA Shiraz Grenache Mataro blend. #organicwine #rhonestylewines #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #vintage21 ...

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Tempranillo 🌹 bursting with blackcurrant, as well as rhubarb and deeper dried fig.

A sassy Spanish variety, naturally pairs well with tapas. Delicious!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

78 1

A good looking bunch... skins imparting their deep and rich colour during red fermentation - #vintage2021 🍇

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

75 0

MV Shiraz 🌹 rich chocolate palate, with a hint of aniseed. Easter Bunny approved!

Enjoyed with Italian tomato based dishes, or on it's own as a cocao treat.

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

50 0

Looks like the Easter Bunny is catering for adults as well this year! 🐰 luckily he has upsized his basket...
What is your favourite wine to pair with chocolate?

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

71 0

Pinot Gris, zesty goodness 🌼 lemon and lime burst!

Ideally paried with seafood or white sauce based dishes.

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

61 1

These sunny early autumn days are made to be relished ☀️ and our Pinot Gris is just the refreshment you’re after!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

74 2

NOW Shiraz 🌹 fresh cherries jumping out of the glass, with subtle violet notes.

Suggested pairing: lightly barbecued meats and vegetables!

#mclarenvale #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

70 0

Welcoming you at our cellar door, every day through easter! 🐰

#mclarenvale #biodyanmicwine #organicwine
...

52 0

Cabernet Sauvignon (Cab Sav)🌹 Spiced clove, married with dark fruits and juicy plum.

Paired best with cheese or tomato based dishes. Don't mind if I do!

#mclarenvale #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

58 0

Our winemaking dynamic duo, Kate Goodman and Ashleigh Seymour ✨🍷 busy making magic with the 2021 vintage, which is proving to be a winner!

#mclarenvale #biodyanmicwine #organicwine #internationalwomensday
...

126 0

Our Rosé, where violet florals meet raspberry 🌸
Lingering guava and strawberry on the palate.

Best paired with light pasta and rice dishes… yum!

#mclarenvale #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

91 7

Our Mataro or Mourvèdre bush vines on our Landcross vineyard minutes before harvest which is used in our very popular AAA Shiraz Grenache Mataro blend. #organicwine #rhonestylewines #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #vintage21 ...

69 2

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