About The Wine
The unique expressions of single varieties Neil is producing from this block are causing quite the stir.
The Wine Farm Riesling is picked for freshness and driving acidity, made with full malolactic fermentation and no additions bar a small amount of sulphur.
It's a wild and vigorous version of Riesling which Mike Bennie dubbed a "Superb expression, unique and compelling" in his 94 point review, with the one caveat that "purists of riesling might be miffed." - it's not for the conservative drinker but those who take a more expansive view of the variety.
About The Wine Farm
The Wine Farm is a small organically farmed vineyard at the Southern-most tip of the Gippsland region.
This is one of the coolest sites on mainland Australia. The man behind the project, Neil Hawkins, along with his wife Anna, have brought this picturesque patch of land back to life since taking it over.
There are eight varieties planted over seven acres which are producing wonderful, expressive wines. Neil makes the wines with minimal intervention.
The health of the farm is their number one priority, As Neil says, "Under no circumstances whatsoever will we use herbicides, systemic fungicides or insecticides in our vines/on our property. The most important life on The Wine Farm (family and pets aside) is what crawls beneath the soils."