In 2015 we made our first Syrah (Shiraz), released under our explorative Ron Diamond label, a savoury, restrained wine that takes inspiration from the structured and delicate wines of the Rhone in France. Fruit is sourced 9km north east of Scion, from a tiny four-acre vineyard called Terravinia. First planted over 100 years ago, friends replanted a portion of the original site in 1996.
We’re excited to announce that we will manage this vineyard ongoing in exchange for fruit produced. It’s a great opportunity for us to breathe some love and commitment back into this wonderful little site. It has a proven history of producing exceptional Shiraz: Terravinia fruit is finely structured, exhibits complex savoury characters and a lovely persistence of flavour. There is some hard work ahead, but lucky are we! The 2016 vintage is settling beautifully into French oak in the winery – stay tuned for the release next year under our Scion label!
Image: Georgie James Photography