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.
Single Vineyard Syrah | 2009
I love how Syrah so honestly tells of its origins. Deep red and black fruits, evocative spice, perfume scents and a refined minerality are all on display as a true reflection of the vineyard. The Vineyard…
‘Flute D’ Amour’ Rose | 2012
High up in the mountains of the Ventoux, Grenache and Syrah bathe in the fragrance of Mediterranean and Alpine flora. Subtle “Herbes de Provence” and the perfume of rose can be found in this wine,…
Warramunda ‘Encore’ Marsanne | 2012
Marsanne is never in a hurry. Aside from its tardy ripening tendencies the 2012 ferment was slow, cool and relaxed. The winemaking was very stripped back – all about texture, character and freshness. Ten months on…
Warramunda Marsanne | 2011
While its true personality can take considerable time to shine, Marsanne’s flashy youth can be just as infectious. I love the ever-evolving bouquet; citrus, quince, apricot blossom, chervil, white rose and macadamia amplify in the glass….
‘Le Pelerin’ Grenache Syrah | 2010
La Verrière is one of the highest located vineyards in France’s south-east. Perched above the tiny hamlet of Crestet, the biodynamic site rests on pebbly, calcareous terrain. Here, Grenache and Syrah express immense purity, depth, grace…
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