About The Wine
Adrian Rodda's time at Oakridge under the esteemed David Bicknell shaped much of his skill set when crafting Chardonnay. And it certainly shows in his release of this wine from the renowned Willowlake vineyard.
This is a gorgeous Upper Yarra Chardonnay, cool, refined and elegant with fruit front and centre. The one-third new oak adding pitch-perfect framing for this release. Adrian has produced an excellent Chardonnay from the stunning 2017 Yarra Valley vintage.
Adrian took home the Trophy at the 2018 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge, beating out a superb feild of 543 of the country's finest Chardonnays. This is a wine that Yarra Chardonnay fans can take to the bank.
About A. Rodda
Adrian's Beechworth based winery is essentially a one man operation with some help from acclaimed viticulturist, Mark Walpole.
What started as a hobby has ballooned into a full-time obsession and he is gaining some huge praise for his classic yet energetic wines.
With a wealth of experience gained under the top-notch tutelage of Yarra Valley superstar winemaker, Dave Bicknell, Adrian is one of the true rising stars of North East Victorian Wine.