We are excited to release out 2015 Shiraz. Since being bottled earlier in the year it has won three gold medals, a silver medal and two bronze medals.
It is still relatively young but already it demonstrates a maturity beyond its years. The 14/15 seasons was a great season in area, although changeable weather conditions kept our vineyard manager John on his toes and constantly in touch with the vines. His management timing produced an excellent crop with hand picking arranged to capture flavour and tannins at their prime.
This wine was hand made at Four Winds Vineyard by Bill and Jaime Crowe of Highside Winemaking with minimum intervention to preserve grape integrity.
We sent this wine out to our wine club members earlier in the year with a great response. The gold medals were won at the NSW Wine Awards, Royal Sydney Wine Show and the Canberra Regional Wine Show.
An enjoyable perk from the success of the wine for Graeme and Suzanne was an invitation to a NSW Wines Reception at Government House Sydney and meet the Governor and other gold medal winners.