Stuart Proud is a farmer first and a winemaker second, as his winery’s name might suggest. Don’t let that fool you into thinking he’s anything less than one of Australia's leading lights in sustainable viticulture, particularly in the Yarra Valley. This region has long been almost entirely bereft of such practices due to disease pressure and a never ending stream of wine tourists more interested in lavish tasting rooms than what’s happening in the vineyard.
Stuart’s attitude on the farm carries over to his attitude to making wine, minimal-intervention without unnecessary additives. When you care about the soil and the environment the way he does, the last thing you want is to spoil it at the end. This purity shines through in this unconventional but delicious blend, which is absolutely bursting with life and freshness.