After years of roaming the Australian outback, young Sam Leyshon returned home to the Canberra region and hooked himself a job at Clonakilla.
Now with that invaluable experience under his belt, he has taken over the winemaking reins at his family winery in Yaas, an hour north-west of Canberra. His dynamic wines have already caused quite a stir as he finds his own winemaking groove.
These are modern wines that reflect the changing face of this exciting region. He makes wines with a wild side, they are made with minimal intervention and are insane value for money.
With Sam in the driver's seat, Mallaluka is one of the rising stars of the region, bringing a unique light and shade to the Canberra district.