Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria
Originally planted to Shiraz in the 1970s, Summerfield vineyard borders Taltarni. The earliest harvests were actually sold to them, along with the illustrious houses of Great Western and Chateau Remy, now known as Seppelt and Blue Pyrenees. This is the style of Shiraz which placed Victoria's Pyrenees on the world wine map. The palate fills with winegum tannins, dark brooding fruits, plums, berries and spice, finishing with incredible length. No other appellation makes such majestic Shiraz, this is what Summerfield's old vines are all about, it only gets better from here.
Generations of Summerfields struggled against the arduous terrains and challenging climes at Moonambel along Stawell-Avoca Road. They ventured into viticulture in the 1970s planting ten acres of predominantly Shiraz vines, now providing the backbone of fruit for Summerfield Reserve. The estate has continued to make wines in a traditional way. Grapes are all handpicked, treate to an old world open vat fermentation, basket pressed and treated to a luxurious term in the most extravagant new oak.