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at a glance

Cabernet Sauvignon

Aged in a combination of new and old French and American oak barriques for a minimum of two years prior to bottling.

Cabernet Sauvignon Franc Merlot

This wine is blended from separately fermented parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and matured in small French oak barrels.

Chardonnay

Our Chardonnays are barrel-fermented and given full malolactic fermentation to achieve a rich soft style in the French tradition.

Merlot

The Merlot is aged in a combination of French and American oak for a minimum of 12 months.

Pinot Noir

Is produced in small parcels and blended to achieve the optimum balance of fruit and oak characters.

Rosé

Made from Pinot Noir grapes, the wine incorporates some of the colour from the grape skins, but not enough to be called a red wine.

Sauvignon Blanc

Barrel-fermented in French oak for around 5 months then bottled under screw caps.

Shiraz

Aged in high quality tight grained medium toast French oak barriques for a minimum of two years prior to bottling.

Our current production level is over 750 cases per year.

Current Releases

Shaws Road Label

Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay (blush) 2016
Sparking Chardonnay Pinot 2011
Chardonnay 2015
Pinot Noir 2012
Merlot 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon Franc Merlot 2015

 

The Winery

All our wines are produced at our Shaws Road Arthurs Creek and Strathewen Hills Wineries. We use hand-picked fruit, small basket presses and a variety of fermenters (ranging from picking bins to 4000L stainless steel tanks), to produce individual batches from these various vineyards. These are matured in selected premium oak barrels in our below ground wine cellar. The wines are tasted and ranked and then blended prior to bottling using premium corks or screw caps.

The Wine Makers

All our wines are made by George Apted (Snr), John Graves and Karl Helper with assistance from George Apted (Jnr). The winemakers have been producing commercial vintages together for over 30 years, and have produced award winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet wines.