Practical Integrity – Lark Hill Biodynamic Wines

“Integrity”, the one word chief winemaker Chris Carpenter uses to describe his entire philosophy for wine growing at Lark Hill biodynamic winery, in the cool climate of Australia’s Capital. Lark Hill was one of the first vineyards to be established in this cool continental region, back in 1978, when Chris’s parents, Sue and Dave Carpenter … Continue reading Practical Integrity – Lark Hill Biodynamic Wines

The Legend of Clonakilla – Giving the Landscape a Voice

“The job of a winemaker, through the means of great vines in a landscape, is to capture whatever it is that is true and noble, and pure in that landscape,” says Tim Kirk chief winemaker and CEO of Clonakilla. Situated approximately 25 minutes drive outside of Australia’s capital in the cool climate Canberra district of … Continue reading The Legend of Clonakilla – Giving the Landscape a Voice

Impressionist Winegrowers – Si Vintners, WA

Moving closer towards artistic expression by “feeling our way to taste and flavour,” is the object of desire for Margaret River’s natural wine creators, Si Vintners. Owner/Winegrower’s, Sarah Morris and Iwo Jakimowicz (Si), fell into the deep dark, beautiful hole that is wine via a quirky combination of architecture, travel, art, surfing, and the obligatory … Continue reading Impressionist Winegrowers – Si Vintners, WA

‘Let The Grapes Speak’ – Harkham Wines, Hunter Valley NSW

The Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region in Australia. It was the first wine region to be planted, back in the early 19th century, with cuttings brought back from Europe by James Busby, the father of Australian wine. Amongst those cuttings, six were of Syrah taken from the Rhône in France… in Australia we call … Continue reading ‘Let The Grapes Speak’ – Harkham Wines, Hunter Valley NSW

Getting back to basics…

The natural wine movement is a relatively new phenomenon, that could be seen as the wine industry’s participation to a whole raft of sustainably minded paradigm shifts in business throughout the world. But the wine industry, in it’s commercially minded sense, still remains fairly cynical to the whole thing… Natural wine’s themselves, however, have been around since the … Continue reading Getting back to basics…