THE SPIRIT OF PROVENANCE
Welcome to my winemaking journey – the perpetual exploration of unique, high-quality vineyard sites. My aim is to discover and collaborate with different vineyards year to year, or to explore a new and interesting aspect of an already discovered site.
With a focus on terroir inspired Rhone varietals and styles, my wines are an interpretation of these vineyard sites, and reflect the essence of their origins, capturing what I call the ‘Spirit of Provenance’.
When my explorations lead to a site of true distinction, the wines produced will be known as a “Pilgrim’s Flag” release. These wines will then become a permanent fixture in my collection, produced on an ongoing basis to express the character of this site as it evolves over time.
All explorers need a base, a spiritual home. Mine is Victoria’s Yarra Valley, though my exploration goes well beyond. It is a global one – a true journey of discovery around the world.
Marsanne | 2012
Marsanne is never in a hurry. Aside from its tardy ripening tendencies the 2012 ferment was slow, cool and relaxed.
Rose | 2012
High up in the mountains of the Ventoux, Grenache and Syrah bathe in the fragrance of Mediterranean and Alpine flora.
Marsanne | 2011
While its true personality can take considerable time to shine, Marsanne’s flashy youth can be just as infectious.
Ben Haines Wine Co.
7/211 Gold Street
Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia 3068
Mobile: +61 (0) 417 083 645
Office: +61 (0)3 9036 2001
Blending: The Mastering of Wine
/ February 14th, 2014
2013 In Retrospect: A Fruitful Year
/ December 27th, 2013
A Creative Collaboration: Conversations With Creative Women Volume 2. Book Launch
/ November 29th, 2013
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