About The Wine
Tess Brown going back to her Pinot roots, kinda. This is a subtle but serious Pinot sourced from the Thousand Candles vineyard in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
It's minimal intervention, hands-off winemaking but it sure tastes pretty, pure and delicious. We love to describe Pinots as ethereal and silky, and this is the reason why.
A simply wonderful effort with a new fruit source that makes some pretty powerful wines but is handled sublimely. Bravo.
About Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown
Tessa and Jeremy are playing a long-game with their Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown label.
They have invested in a block of land high in the hills behind Beechworth and have planted 10,000 vines on it over the last couple of years with the plan to farm it organically. Tessa has a wealth of experience from time at Sorrenberg and Kooyong, Jeremy is an architect by trade with an eye for detail.
It comes as no surprise that the buzz around this husband and wife team is palpable and the praise is high. Max Allen called them, “one of a remarkable number of impressive new wine labels to have cropped up in Beechworth over the last five years.”
They are going to be at the forefront of Beechworth wine for many years to come.