The Warner Vineyard boasts one of the very best Roussanne sites in Beechworth if not Australia. This wine shows that with the delicate, layered, perfume, subtle stone fruits and a hint of funk that I love. The palate is creamy and precise with great length of flavour. This is a lovely wine from drinking now at cellar temperature. Match with pork steaks.
Gary Mills is a man who knows how to polish a grape. Whether making entry level quaffers (which are still great wines in their own right) or crafting single vineyard wines for the cellar, his vinous Midas touch is beyond compare. Gary focusses on finding the right site for the right style with a special interest in Shiraz. His journey has seen him end up making Shiraz from almost every region in Victoria to great acclaim. His second labels, the ‘Harem Series’, are just about the best value wines in Australia for wine lovers.
Beechworth – Built on the fame and drive of Giaconda, the region of Beechworth has a lot to offer wine lovers. With a good diversity of styles from rich Chardonnay to Pinot Noir as well as Shiraz and Cabernet all doing well it is a must visit place.
Roussanne– One of the grapes, along with Marsanne, that add texture, structure and sobriety to the Rhone Valley’s ostentatious Viognier. Without their flamboyant partner the wines tend to be rich, understated but very well balanced. In the right hands there is amazing perfume and fruit to be coaxed out.