Kellybrook was established in 1962 and has quietly gone about making lovely wines and cider from their property in Wonga Park. In June 2011 Rob Hall joined the team after spending almost 10 years at Mount Mary. He was keen to spread his wings and try some new and interesting things with wines and introduced the Estate range wines. Made exclusively from fruit from the vineyard in Wonga Park and they are something special for sure. I have no doubt in saying the Estate range of wines will be considered classics of the Yarra in a few years time. We will focus on the Estate wines but will also include a few of the other Kellybrook range too. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the ground floor!
This is probably the odd wine out in the range only because Rob is trying to push the boundaries a bit, but I love the results. Whole bunches, a bit more new oak and some different picking times means this wine is a melange of red and black fruits, tapenade, pepper, spice and almost sappy note supported by some elegant oak. The palate is a ball of tart acid, tannins that slowly creep up on you with a core that is mineral and vibrantly fruity. This Shiraz has a bit of attitude that won’t be tamed for a few years yet.