Kilikanoon winemaker, Kevin Mitchell, decided he needed a change. His achievements at Kilikanoon (including Winery of the Year in 2013) though impressive stirred a longing for starting something new. So in 2004 when the Woodvale Watervale property came on the market, Kevin and Kathleen Bourne jumped at the opportunity to plant a vineyard and produce their own label of wines.
Initially focused on crafting small batches of Clare Valley’s key varieties, Riesling and Shiraz, Kevin and Kathleen then expanded and began incorporating Grenache, Cabernet, Mataro and other varietals onto their vineyard. It was their close attention to detail and continual desire for perfection that earned them a spot on Australia’s Top Ten New Wineries in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion.
Outstanding examples of top quality Clare Valley wines, these gems are grabbing the attention of critics and wine lovers alike. Grab a case and see what all the fuss is about - you won’t be disappointed.
Bright aromas of lemon and lime on the nose. The palate is bone dry is style with a little fruit sweetness upfront with intense citrus characters and zesty natural acidity for balance and structure. Lovely length on the finish, this is a classic Watervale Riesling that is drinking wonderfully now but will also continue to develop with time in the cellar.
Item Code: ITM18621
Sourced from three vineyards across the Clare Valley, this wine offers aromas of red fruits, cocoa and subtle hints of vanilla. A lovely textured palate with bright flavours of dark cherries, raspberries, chocolate intertwined with French oak and gentle tannins that finishes with excellent length. A gorgeous Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM18623
"It’s a clean, composed, well-fruited wine with ripe raspberry, clove and sweet five-spice characters doing the bulk of the talking. Sure-footed and well-structured, no doubt, but it’s all about the lovely burst of pure fruit. Delicious." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM18624