Pure, unadulterated Craiglee shiraz. Nothing like it.
About The Wine
In the 1860s, the Craiglee farm was under vine.
The site produced some highly acclaimed wines but like so many vineyards of old, when grapes ceased to be profitable, other forms of farming took their place.
Patrick and Dianne Carmody replanted their small farm in Sunbury in 1979. Their first commercial release was the 1980 vintage Shiraz. And, as they say, the rest was history.
Today the Craiglee Shiraz is one of the most collectable in Victoria. An old-world charm and finesse pulses through the wine's veins.
This wine is the cornerstone of many great cellars. And rightfully so, year after year this site delivers effortless Shiraz of class and purity with great longevity in the cellar.
In 1976, as a newly graduated Agricultural student, Pat Carmody was faced with the challenge of reinvigorating the Carmody family farm on the outskirts of Sunbury - a small town 40 minutes from Melbourne and just up the road from Tullamarine Airport.
Pat decided to plant vines on part of the site. It wasn't an altogether blind move - Craiglee had originally been a winery in the 1860s, however it was nevertheless a bold and pioneering decision for the time.
Flash forward forty plus years from the first vintage in 1978 and Craiglee has firmly cemented itself as one of the finest producers of Shiraz and Chardonnay in Australia.
And it's still completely owned and run by Pat and his wife Dianne.