Our Wines

Our Wines - Ross McDonald Winemaker

2012 Emma's Bubbles - Organic

This elegant wine has been produced from a blend of Chardonnay 90% grapes with an additional 10% of Pinot Noir.  The wine was produced from whole bunches pressed and co-fermented.  The wine was cellared in bottle and aged on lees for several years be...

2015 Chardonnay Unwooded - Organic

These Chardonnay grapes were hand picked from Certified Organic grapes.  Extended lees contact was used to increase complexity and flavour.  The wine exhibits lovely natural acidity with summer fruit flavours.  Drink now with summer salads and chi...

2012 Chardonnay - Organic

These Chardonnay grapes were grown using sustainable organic practices.  The 2012 vintage was a cool year with the grapes ripening with lots of flavour and natural acidity.  The harvest produced quite small berries which resulted in very intense flavours. About 3...

2016 Semillon - Biodynamic

The 2016 vintage was a challenging year with the Semillon grapes picked early February with good natural acidity producing a lean Hunter style. This wine is to be enjoyed with seafood and other light dishes.  Cellaring for 5 years will be rewarding. Low ...

2016 Verdelho - Organic

After a very dry Spring and wet Summer the Verdelho grapes were picked at the end of January with excellent natural acidity. The wine was produced exclusively from the free run juice of the press.  A long clean finish results from organic grapes.  M...

2016 NBG (Nothing But Grapes)

  This wine is "Nothing But Grapes", a blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Merlot from our well balanced Certified Biodynamic vineyards.  For best enjoyment drink by end 2017. NO added Preservatives (sulphur 220) NO added "designer" yeasts (fermented u...

2015 MacqBlush Rosé - Biodynamic

This handcrafted wine is Certified Biodynamic and is a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.  We only used free run juice from whole bunches and some skin contact.  A cool ferment was followed by some extended lees contact resulting in a lig...

2015 Pinot Noir

This single variety Pinot Noir has been made from Derice's Paddock.  This year was a mild summer with some rain during vintage.  The Pinot Noir grapes ripened well and were hand picked in accordance with the Biodynamic calendar.  The natural fermen...

2015 Thomas Shiraz - Biodynamic

These grapes were grown using Biodynamic practices and are Certified with the ACO. The wine was fermented naturally using wild yeast living in the vineyard.  The wine was basket pressed and matured in small oak barrels for 12 months. The wine exhibits a...

2014 Thomas Shiraz Reserve - Biodynamic

These grapes were grown using biodynamic practices and are certified with the ACO. The wine was basket pressed from a cool ferment and matured in small oak barrels for 24 months.  This wine is blended from a selection of the best barrels and exhibits a...

2015 Matthew Merlot - Biodynamic

This wine has been produced from our fully Certified Biodynamic grapes.  We used approved Biodynamic practises which enhance the intense flavours from the low yields.  Natural winemaking processes are followed by using the wild wineyard yeast for the f...

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon - Biodynamic

The 2015 vintage was excellent with grapes ripening slowly over the season. This wine is fully Certified Biodynamic by the Australia Certified Organic (ACO). The small yield from the Biodynamic vineyard practises resulted in intense flavour with hints...

2013 Late Picked Semillon

Our late picked Semillon is produced in a light style with hints of citrus peel and marmalade on the palate.  The semillon grapes are left to ripen on the vine and then fermented briefly to retain all the natural acidity and sweetness.  The wine will a...

Liquid Christmas Cake - Muscat Liqueur NV

"Liquid Christmas Cake" is a fortified muscat liqueur.  Muscat grapes are harvested at high sugar levels and fermented for a short period with the addition of grape spirit to raise the alcohol level to +18% (fortified).  Using the solero process t...

RJS Tawny Liqueur NV

Our RJS Tawny Liqueur NV is named after my Father who enjoyed a good port with a cigar after dinner.  Made exclusively from our Shiraz grapes the liqueur exhibits a lovely bold rich berry flavour with a touch of spice.  The wine is aged for a minimum o...