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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial pebbles and infused by the minerality of quartz schists, the opportune vines yield a small range of.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»

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The Murphy Family migrated to Australia from Ireland in 1909 and were one of the first settlers to establish vineyards at Merbein 15km west of Mildura

The Murphys eventually moved to Trentham Cliffs in 1960 and re-developed one of the local properties which was once part of a large sheep station. Jack and Moya Murphy established their farm, which included plantings such as citrus, vegetables and grapes for fortified wines, and then later re-planted to specialize in varietal grapes. The vines flourished in the rich red loam over limestone soils, nurtured by water from the Murray River. The first vintage was produced in 1984, using only 6 tonnes of grapes.

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Jack Murphy instilled his knowledge of viticulture to his sons Anthony and Patrick, who established the Trentham Estate in 1988. Today the Estate is a well recognised establishment, growing and producing highly commended wines. The Estate employs a further fifteen dedicated and skilled full time staff for the vineyard, winemaking, marketing, restaurant and administration. The Murphy Vineyards now comprises 60 ha under vine of various age, with the oldest being planted in 1952, and the winemaking facility has expanded from its first crush, to some 2,000 tonnes of premium varietal fruit.

Trentham Estate has continued to produce more vintages of high quality, proving the Estate’s label an award winner. The Estate is continually striving to achieve the best possible fruit, involving use of many different varieties with many different clones. Pat and Anthony Murphy enjoy many decades of collective experience in viticulture, and this shows in the long list of award winning wines. Known for their full flavour, structure and varietal character, it certainly proves that good wines are made in the vineyard.

Vineyard manager Pat completed Senior at St Patrick' s College and with a long history of farming in his veins, continued his education at Yanco Agricultural College. Upon completion, Patrick received a certificate in Farm Management, and he returned to apply his knowledge of viticulture to the vines of Murphy Vineyards.

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Anthony is the chief winemaker and Managing Director, and oversees all wine production. Anthony graduated from Roseworthy College with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology and began winemaking at Mildara Blass. Anthony is passionate about many alternative grape varieties, such as Viognier, Petit Verdot and Taminga, and enjoys experimenting each vintage with a new style.

Anthony and Pat truly believe that good wines are made in the vineyard, and are continually striving to source the best quality fruit they can. Harvest generally begins at the end of January / beginning of February, and runs until April. Grapes for sparkling wines as usually harvested first, with the Taminga picked as late as May. Most varieties are harvested in the cool of the night, and then immediately transferred to the winery for crushing.

The winemaking philosophy at Trentham Estate has always been to produce high-quality varietal wines at an affordable price, with an emphasis on full fruit flavour and palatability. The grapes are picked and crushed at optimum ripeness to produce the perfect flavour, whilst various winemaking styles are employed to create the award-winning wines.

Trentham' s winery has been operating since 1988, where it has grown from the initial 30 tonne crush, to a minimal but state-of-the-art facility handling 1200 tonnes of premium fruit each vintage. It allows the flexibility to perform different winemaking styles, resulting in the diverse and always consistent wines. Trentham Estate are blessed in that the winemaking team has been working together for many years, allowing the production of consistently good wines. The latest alternative wines include the La Famiglia range of Pinot Grigio, Moscato and Nebbiolo, which has been hugely successful.

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