About The Wine
Australian Shiraz/ Syrah fans may have a new icon producer to follow, if you like your reds with elegance, complexity and incredible drinkability.
Place of Changing Winds is a Macedon-based project that focusses on densely-planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but this wonderful new Syrah release is from the cooler part of Heathcote.
Perfumed red fruits, lifted fresh spices lead into a gently dense palate and a dusty, long, evolving finish. If cherry drops could mature into adulthood and still give the same pleasure hit, this would be the result.
About Place of Changing Winds
The Place of Changing Winds vineyard was planted by notable Australian wine importer, journalist, and author, Rob Walters.
Rob had hunted for a special site to plant in the cooler climes of Australia for many years. One day, esteemed grower/winemaker at Bindi, Michael Dhillon, called him and said, "Rob, I've found your vineyard."
The site sits at 500m above sea level in the Macedon Ranges. Rob has farmed it organically from the start. Planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at an incredible average of 15,000 vines per hectare, this is one of the most exciting emerging viticultural projects in the country.
New to the Place of Change of Winds range are wines from Heathcote high country, organically planted in collaboration with Rhone legend Alain Graillot. These delicious Syrahs, and a Marsanne for the first time from the 2019 vintage, were previously under the Graillot Australia label but are now fully vinified at Place of Changing Winds in Macedon.