Origin: Yarra Valley
Style: Full-bodied white wine aged in 50% new oak
Planted on dramatic slopes at high elevation in the Upper Yarra Valley, Wombat Creek Vineyard has cool, extended seasons that are ideally suited to Chardonnay and produce wines of great elegance, clarity and length. This is the kind of Yarra Chardonnay that makes friends with those seeking a fuller, more weighty expression. Peach, almost to pineapple, a little struck match, and nougat oak. It’s fleshy and flavoursome, with a glossy texture.
Handpicked founder William Dong admits that he came into the wine industry knowing little about the challenges ahead; he just loved wine and wanted to make wines that people would want to share together. It didn’t take long to realise that to make truly great wines that express the best of their region he would need to invest in special vineyards and passionate people.