Rieslings from Great Western produce flavoursome, elegantly structured, spectacularly age-worthy examples, which stand confidently alongside some of the most outstanding Australian wines of this variety.
Chardonnay was one of the varietals planted in the Concongella Vineyard in the 1970’s despite the fact that cuttings were extremely hard to come by at the time. The fruit for this wine comes from an old single vineyard located in a cool sheltered site within the Great Western GI.
The White Gravels Hill Shiraz is produced from the Concongella Vineyard. There is, as the name suggests, ‘white gravels’ which lay over granite. The geology and soils of the White Gravels Hill are markedly different from the sites directly around the cellars.
The name Hamill tells a multigeneration story of the Thomson family, beginning with Emily Grace Hamill, who married Fredrick Thomson. Hamill Shiraz is produced from the Sugarloaf vineyard, which is situated amongst the rolling hills surrounding the black ranges.
The 2014 Thomson Family Shiraz was awarded the ‘Wine Of the Year’ for the 2017 Halliday Wine Companion and the 2017 was awarded 99 points for the 2020 Wine Companion. It is hand harvested, hand plunged and fermented in small open fermenters.