About The Wine
With its beautiful, sparing label, Thousand Candles is an expansive sustainable enterprise on a historic Yarra Valley property. Not only are the vines here farmed by organic methods, they also raise grass fed beef of exceptional quality.
Under their junior Gathering Field label, this is an imaginative expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Half the grapes ferment in contact with the skins, giving it a deeper golden colour, subtle texture and spiced pear notes.
Its bright finish and tropical notes allow it to navigate a little spice, a perfect pairing for your favourite south-east Asian take away.
About Thousand Candles
Thousand Candles is one of the most hallowed vineyards in the Yarra Valley and is currently in the midst of something of a resurgence. The site is managed by the rugged hands of Stuart Proud, one of the Valley's most respected viticulturalists.
Stu farms his grapes and livestock with a deep understanding of biological farming, fostering a thriving ecosystem on the property with to create the ideal environment to produce first-class fruit.
The wines that come from this site all share a common DNA, the vineyard characteristics shining through in their earthiness and impressive tannin structure. The wines of Thousand Candles are currently made by Stu who looks to minimal intervention in the winery, trusting that his hard work amongst the vines will pay dividends in the cellar.
Thus far, his impressive results speak for themselves.