We’re fortunate enough to have some lovely things written about our winery. Here is a sampling of the latest reviews.
SMH: A Touch of France27 May 2012
An extract from an article originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Story by Larissa Nicholson.
Rosie Cupitt was the first female winemaker to set up shop in the Shoalhaven region in 2006, when she and her husband Griff bought their property as a venture into semi-retirement.
The plan was that Griff Cupitt would look after a small vineyard and run some cattle, while his wife, who had studied viticulture and spent several vintages at wineries in the region and in Europe, would do the rest. But as often seems to happen, what was to be a low-key project grew, and grew, and grew.
Their cellar is a neat, rectangular room built into the green slope overlooking rolling green hills, with lovely, solid-wood doors made from timber recycled from the old David Jones department store in Brisbane.
Wine in barrels can be damaged when there are climate fluctuations of more than a few degrees, and most Australian cellars are air-conditioned to maintain a constant temperature, but by going underground the Cupitts created a stable atmosphere of 16C to 17C for developing and ageing their range of white and reds.
‘French and Italian wines are brilliant, and Australian wines are great too, but I think it’s just adding a little bit of those traditional, old-style methods, and combining them with the newer style as well, that maybe gives you a bit more flavour in your wines,” she says.