About The Wine
One single barrique of Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo - which equates to just under 60 dozen produced. So this wine is here for a good time not a long time.
Which is exactly wrong for Nebbiolo, one of the world's most cellarworthy grape varieties.
The source is in the Macclesfield region of the Adelaide Hills from one of the earliest planted Nebbiolo vineyards in the country. It's a floral, savoury wine, not overly rich or concentrated but more gently charming. And the charm will not wear off if you can keep some bottles for a few years.
Varney Wines began with just a "tonne for fun" for Alan Varney to play around with over a decade ago.
He took his years of experience working at top South Australian wineries, including time spent at Orlando Wines, Longview Vineyard and over a decade as senior winemaker at d’Arenberg, and poured his skills into crafting a style of wine that he and his friends and family could enjoy.
The side gig became a full-time obsession, leading to Alan purchasing a dilapidated property at the Gateway of McLaren Vale to house a tasting room alongside his wife Kathrin’s restaurant, Victor’s Place. A sustainable modern winery was built and their first commercial release was unveiled. The wines have been taking off ever since culminating with Varney being named James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2021.