To kick into the year in proper style we thought we'd give you a shortlist of hot producers for you to keep an eye on over the coming year.
Each one of these bourgeoning brands that will be featured in the blog this week are building quite a reputation. Their wines won't be hidden gems for long. Get out your Little Black Book and take note.
This week we look at two brothers who are continuing their family legacy of innovation in McLaren Vale.
The Dune boys are shaking things up in McLaren Vale, challenging the regional status quo, just as their father did before them.
The Lloyds have always been forward-thinking. The patriarch, Mark Lloyd - the spearhead of the Coriole brand for more than three decades - pioneered new varieties in South Australia. We have him in large part to thank for the excellent Sangioveses and Fianos you see across the country today.
His sons, Duncan and Peter, are taking things a step further.
Duncan and Mark Lloyd
Dune is built around unconventional blends forged from a single organically-farmed block in Blewitt Springs. Whether they are adding a splash of Touriga to spice up a classic GSM or concocting a mouth-watering mash-up of Negroamaro, Montepulciano and Nero d'Avola, these boys are making some of the most moreish wines in McLaren Vale today.
They are without question one of the most interesting brands to watch in SA at the moment. Each wine seems to come up trumps. Check out what's on offer from Dune at the link below.