As if Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW of Shaw + Smith weren't busy enough already. Their new venture has seen them team up with their chief winemaker Adam Wadewitz and wine industry professional David LeMire MW to create MMAD Vineyard, based in McLaren Vale.
MMAD Vineyard focuses on three varieties: Grenache planted in 1939; Shiraz planted in 1941; and Chenin Blanc planted in 1964 – in other words, very old vines. The wines they are able to produce from these plots are rich, concentrated, and with incredible ageing potential.
An expressive and florally attractive Chenin from some super-old vines in Blewitt Springs. Winner of Best Chenin Blanc of Australia in the 2022 Australian Chenin Blanc Challenge at the Swan Valley Wine Show!