2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Thorley Shiraz

Beechworth, VIC

The first Shiraz release from Tessa and Jeremy's home vineyard. A delicious drink and a special wine.


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A preview of the future on our home site.

Tessa Brown, Winemaker

About The Wine

This is the debut release of VS&B's home-grown Shiraz.

Tessa and Jeremy's site, the Thorley vineyard, sits high in the back hills of Beechworth near the township of Stanley. It's the highest altitude site in region. During winter, snow is not uncommon.

The vines were all lovingly planted by friends and family. The site is being farmed organically. The potential is huge.

This is a true cool-climate Shiraz - fine-boned, spicy and outrageously delicious.

These two are future leaders of the region. This first release from their block is the next piece of the puzzle.

Only 20 dozen made.

About Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

Tessa and Jeremy are playing a long-game with their Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown label.

They have invested in a block of land high in the hills behind Beechworth and have planted 10,000 vines on it over the last couple of years with the plan to farm it organically. Tessa has a wealth of experience from time at Sorrenberg and Kooyong, Jeremy is an architect by trade with an eye for detail.

It comes as no surprise that the buzz around this husband and wife team is palpable and the praise is high.

Max Allen called them, “one of a remarkable number of impressive new wine labels to have cropped up in Beechworth over the last five years.” 

They are going to be at the forefront of Beechworth wine for many years to come.

Tessa and Jeremy in their snowy Thorley vineyard
Tessa and Jeremy in their snowy Thorley vineyard
Beechworth, VIC

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Massive rush of pink peppercorn, red fruit, earth, Moroccan herbs & spices. It's spicy, lean and tight. Like a greyhound, ripped and toned. Sleek and spicy again through the finish. Such a finessed expression of Australian Syrah/Shiraz. Beautiful. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

 the very first release of Shiraz from our home vineyard Thorley. We made one barrel. Lovingly hand-tended the whole way. No adds bar SO2. It is a rosehip and pink peppercorn riot. 20 doz bottled. A preview of the future on our home site.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 20 dozen

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