About The Wine
The warm climate in Swan Valley sees different varieties excel compared to those that have been notably successful down South in Margaret River.
Here, Tempranillo, Touriga and Grenache, from Geograph, Perth Hills and Swan Valley combine forces. Those varieties that do well in warmer climates such like Spain, are thriving in these warmer parts of WA.
Garth and Kristen believe that if a variety looks great on it's own, let it shine. If it looks better with a little help from some friends, then blend it up.
They've nailed the balance here. The 2018 vintage of this cuvee made Mike Bennie dub Garth Cliff, "a quiet revolutionary in the Swan Valley."
About Vino Volta
Vino Volta is part of the exciting new breed of vanguard producers emerging from the Swan Valley region in Western Australia.
Between Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann, they have a collective four decades worth of experience in Western Australian Wine.
During his position as winemaker at WA icon, Houghton, Garth saw the potential of the great old vine fruit in the Swan Valley going to waste. The couple have made it their mission to turn the spotlight on this unsung region through a creative and diverse set of wines featuring the regional hero varieties Chenin Blanc and Grenache.
An ex-Houghton winemaker might conjure up thoughts of conservative wine. These creations are anything but. These are fun, flamboyant, and contemporary wines made with a sense of adventure and experimentation.