2018 Shiraz – gold medal

This late maturing, cool climate Shiraz was picked by hand from our tiny vineyard. Once picked the grapes were hand plunged in open vats and left with minimal intervention to mature in old French oak barrels. The 2018 Shiraz is a wonderfully complex wine with deep colour and an intense fruit flavour with blackberries and chocolate combined with spicy oak and elegant soft tannins.

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Our small vineyard has deep red granite soils that produce strong, healthy vines. Cool catabatic winds from the alps help to moderate the hot summer days and prolong the ripening of the grapes, perfect for developing the complexity and flavour of the fruit. You can also try our wine at the wonderful Tatong Tavern or purchase it from the Swanpool Store in Swanpool.


Rob Ellis

Rob is a fifth generation winemaker from the Tyrrell family (Hunter Valley) on his mother’s side and second generation on his father’s side, John Ellis.

Rob studied oenology at the Waite campus at Adelaide University and then became a ‘flying winemaker’ working at the great houses of Domaine de Montille in Burgundy, Domain Serine in Oregon, Champagne Jaquesson in France and Laurensford in South Africa. Rob is an active wine judge on the Australian wine circuit.

The Davison coat of arms on the label gives a nod to my father’s long held interest in sharing and collecting wine and his encouragement in our wine growing efforts.
– Jessica Davison