Our Terroir, Our Wines
The word terroir refers to the soil, climate and topography where a vineyard is located.
Our vineyard was established along the banks of the Loddon River in Central Victoria. The climate is typically a continental one, where we experience long, hot Summers and cool, frosty winters.
The soil within our terroir is a sandy, loam clay that allows the vines to develop a deep root system.
Part of our farming philosophy is to practice organic farming techniques where ever possible. Organic farming within a vineyard sustains the soils integrity allowing native flora and microbes to flourish, providing the vines access to micronutrients and minerals from the soil. This is turn produces fruit of exceptional quality.
2020 - New Release
Named as a tribute to our growing family Ruby-Sue is the eldest of the baby wallabies hopping around our Vineyards enthusiastically helping Mum and Dad produce the exceptional fruit in this wine.
Just like this Rosé wine, our Ruby is vibrant, fun and has plenty of fresh strawberry characteristics. A beautiful representation of the Shiraz fruit that makes up this delicious drop. As a family, we work all year round to deliver wines that represent our region and our passion for the product from paddock to table.
The perfect accompaniment to Summer, this beautiful Ruby Rosé is a delightfully refreshing drop that will be best shared in the warm sun with friends and family.
Madelyn Sparkling Rosé
Named as a tribute to our middle wallaby, Madelyn will always be found two steps behind her Dad in the paddock. This budding little farmer loves to get her hands dirty in the Vineyard and is our taste testing connoisseur at harvest time ; helping to ensure the grapes are picked at their optimal ripeness.
Just like it's namesake, this Sparkling Rosé is full of bubbles and energy, just waiting for you to pop the cork and celebrate. A beautiful soft pink colour with a nose of strawberries and fresh red fruits will have your yearning for a taste. On the palate this wine delivers a crisp, fresh finish, with soft gentle bubbles and a desire to polish off the whole bottle !
The famous White Wallaby, locally known as the Albino, is a rare and extraordinary sight to behold. Not often seen during the day, the White Wallaby has been spotted in the early hours of the morning down by the riverbanks, or as a white flesh of lightning, bounding through the bush.
As a tribute to our local legend, we have created a blend of two white grape varieties, Viognier and Chardonnay. Fermented in barrel, the Viognier displays complimentary stone fruits, while the Chardonnay adds a savory, nutty complexity. This wine is drinking perfectly now, but willalso age beautifully if you are willing to wait.
Named as a tribute to our youngest wallaby, Sylvie; this plot of vines was planted the year she was born and has been known as 'Sylvie's Sang' ever since. Just like her sisters, Sylvie is always eager to help Dad in the vineyard, getting her hands and taste buds working over time during vintage to ensure her parcle of fruit is picked at the optimal ripeness.
Like its namesake, this delicious wine is full of vibrancy and energy. Bursting with bright, juicy, sweet red fruits and mixed with fried herbs and spice. A lovely spectrum of areomas and flovour are abundant on the nose and palate and combine to form a mild palate with elegant, gentle tannins.
A real crowd pleaser; this is the perfect wine to enjoy with pizza and good company!
The Joey Shiraz
Along the banks of our Loddon River we are blessed to cohabitate with the iconic Black Wallabies. It is always a highlight at our place when we see one bounding through the Vineyard with a baby Joey inn her pouch.
Commonly known for their soft gentle natures, Joey Wallabies are always popular among any crowd, and so too is our Joey Shiraz. As the name suggests this wine has a gentle Joey-like intensity, displaying delicious fruitful characteristics and soft tannins. Just like the excitement shared in our family when a baby Joey goes bounding by, the wine will excite your taste buds and leave you waiting to catch another glimpse. The Joey can be enjoyed throughout all seasons of the year due to its attractive and approachable style.
In 1997, the Lawson family established their first block of Shiraz wines in deep, sandy clay loam soils, along the banks of the Loddon River.
Today the family continue to produce exceptional Shiraz from the Vineyard, showcasing the ambrosial fruit that is grown within the Bendigo Wine Region. The 2016 vintage displays primary red fruits, blackberries and hints of anise spice. It is a medium bodied wine aged for 10 months in French Oak barrels.
The generous mid palate delivers great intensity and fine tannins, contributing to a wine with structure, elegance and logevity. The wine can be enjoyed now or will continue to mature in bottle for up to 10 years.