We have named our 2014 Estate Shiraz William, in honour of my Great Grandfather William Meehan who immigrated from Tipperary in 1854. He, like so many other new migrants to the Colony, made his way to the Victorian goldfields with his new wife Catherine (Sheehan, also from Tipperary).
William was tragically killed in a mine collapse at a place called New Year flat, close to Fryers Creek (now known as Fryerstown)
150 years ago on the 12th of May 1865.
An almost mystical and a complete coincidence is that we bottled our 2014 wines on the same date as his burial, May 14th!
William left a wife and 5 young children, one of whom was my Grandfather, Cornelius then 4 years old.
Citrus and herbal-edged bouquet leads to a rounded and well balanced palate. Semblances of peach meet crisp apple, grapefruit and citrus running through on the back-palate and finish, then delivering minerally acidity.
Cellaring 2026 12.0% Alcohol
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
This variety – possibly the most discussed white wine, creates wines ranging in flavor from grassy to mineral to fruity, depending upon when picked. Our Sauvignon Blanc picked in mid – season, displays delightful aromas including apple, melon, pepper, and citrus. A most agreeable summer drinking Sauvignon Blanc.
Cellaring 2022 13% Alcohol
2015 Heathcote Shiraz
The bouquet is a complex blend of dark berries, soft oak tannins, white pepper with a hint of mint. The palate perfectly reflects the bouquet with a beautifully balanced acid finish. 14 months of barrel maturation, leaves a luscious soft mouth feel that lingers on the palate.
Cellaring 2030 14.5% Alcohol
Excellent colour; a richer, riper and more complex wine than its varietal sibling, spice, oak and a pinch of pepper running through the succulent fruit; ripe tannins build on the finish.
Cellaring 2030 14.5% Alcohol
This is only our second Tempranillo. The fruit is grown in the north of the Heathcote region where the climate is closer to the warmer “home” of Tempranillo, in Spain. This variety is usually at peak ripeness when sugar levels are higher and acid is lower, resulting in a softer palate with higher alcohol. Matured with minimal oak contact, this wine bears an explosion of all the complex cherry, herbal, plum and spice flavors on the palate, beautiful mouth feel and a full flavored finish.
A compliment to almost any food, but particularly well paired to savory dishes.
Rated with the Top VIC 100!
The wine displays the luscious full berry flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a broad middle palate and excellent balance. This wine has a complex nose combining fresh berries, a hint of licorice and the French oak maturation rounding the vital tannin finish. The palate reflects these characters together with just a hint of pepper and finishes with excellent mouth-feel.
Cellaring 2026 14.5% Alcohol.