...a wickedly drinkable white of layers and vitality.
About the Wine
The Swan Valley in Western Australia is home to the state's oldest vines, which were planted way back in 1829. Since that time, the valley has had a continual relationship with wine.
Swan Valley Wines has been in production since 1986, with a focus on bush vines that are farmed sustainably. They also like doing things a little differently to everyone else, which explains why they produced this white blend with a few left-of-centre grapes in Australia such as Malvasia and Navera (a relative of Muscat), as well as the more common Muscadelle and Chenin Blanc.
If you like textural, full-bodied wines that are as interesting to talk about as they are to drink, then you'll love the Swan Valley Wines Heirloom Blanc.
About Swan Valley Wines
In 1986, Peter Hoffman purchased an old block of vines that were in need of a bit of love. Up until 1999, the grapes were sold, until Peter decided to make his own wine. Having spent his formative years pruning the vines and spending heaps of time on the property surrounded by vines and wine, and following work as an Environmental Consultant, Peter's son Paul eventually returned to the farm and took over the winemaking responsibilities.
Swan Valley Wines focuses on making wines as naturally as possible, with their "manifesto" being to protect old vines, preserve the character of the estate and vineyard, to respect the rules of nature, and to resist trends. A huge variety of reds, whites and blends are produced, to suit all tastes.