About the Wine
Faced with tough growing conditions in 2017, James was faced with losing his entire Shiraz crop, due to its inability to ripen properly. Despite dropping bunches and shoot thinning the fruit could not develop the necessary sugar levels, so James being James, made the practical decision to make Rose, which was such a success that a new Heroes wine was born.
Whole bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast in old oak. Bottled without fining.
About Heroes Vineyard
Having established himself and Bannockburn, and Clyde Park, Englishman James Thomas has now firmly planted his flag with his recently launched Heroes Vineyard wines from a sustainably grown, unirrigated vineyard in the Otway Hinterlands, James is producing 100% estate grown wines.
With no additions bar sulphur in the winemaking,and a vineyard farmed without chemicals, these wines are a pure expression of vintage and region. In James’s own words “Heroes’ Vineyard was born out of my desire to make wines of the best possible quality without compromise and using non-interventionist methods.”