About The Wine
Sam Connew is one of the hardest working people in Australian wine so it is wonderful to see her Stargazer brand taking flight.
The Chardonnay is a tight and racy number. Picked on the earlier side to retain freshness and drive, this single vineyard in Coal River produces fruit with impressive concentration.
A keen eye for structure, complexity and judiciously applied high-quality oak sees Sam's 2017 release poised for a long life in the cellar or a short time on the table in front of a plate of freshly caught shellfish.
This is a lovely, pristine, premium Tasmanian Chardonnay, beautifully judged by Sam.
Sam Connew. Previous Chief Winemaker a the famous Wirra Wirra vineyards, said she'd never start her own label.
She packed her bags and left the Vale to her home in the Hunter Valley. A couple of trips to Tassie later, and boom, Stargazer was born.
It is a labour of love for Sam, making small quantities of wine from small parcels of fruit. Striving for individuality and quality.
Sam's wines are beautiful, ethereal representations of the Apple Isle.