The Wine Maker
Mike Garland has made our wines since our first vintage in 2004 Originally starting out on his own (Garlands Wines) he later became the chief winemaker at Mount Shadforth Contract Crush in Denmark and makes wines for a variety of wine producers including Castelli Wines.
FROM DEEP IN THE CELLAR.....
2004 RIESLING: A vintage dry Riesling with good acid and citrus lime flavours. Improves each year with cellaring!
2005 RIESLING: A vintage semi-dry Riesling that has improved remakably with age. Intense lime and citrus aromatic with a combination of fruit sweetness on the front and mid palate with a crisp finish.
2012 SHIRAZ: This Hawker Ridge vintage is a true Great Southern vintage, from small crops of Kendenup and Porongurup fruit. It blends the best qualities of the two sub-regions. The wine has savoury earthy plum flavours, blended with cedar. The wine was matured 15 months in French Oak, before bottling.
2018 RIESLING: A vintage which displays typical Great Southern Riesling characters with intense lime sherbert aromatics with floral overtones. The citrus flavour continues onto the palate, and is carried by the natural acidity and tightly wound structure of the wine.
2013 SHIRAZ: an outstanding Kendenup Estate wine, this Shiraz has flavours of red and blue fruit, with a peppery note. It has good length in the palate with a nice balance and elegance, with depth and a suggestion of plushness. Matured in French oak for 14 months before bottling it has good longevity.
2016 SHIRAZ: an outstanding Kendenup Shiraz with strong savoury flavours. Cellared 15 months in French oak, a good wine to drink now or cellar further.