At 595 metres above sea-level Dalwhinnie is the highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards. Surrounded and sheltered by the highest range, this unique bowl of vines is a world unto itself, located in a naturally undulating trough which falls away from the hills, forming an amphitheatre nestled into the ranges.
Ownership of Dalwhinnie has remained within one family. In 1972 the remote property was purchased. The founder, Ballarat architect Ewan Jones, established the vineyard in 1976. His eldest son David, has managed it since 1983 and, with his wife, Jenny, has owned it since 1994. It's the kind of stability that one finds in the greatest estates all around the world.
Vineyards: Eagle Block (1977), Piano Block (1976), 21 Rows (1977), North Face Block (1991) and Dry Block (1995)
Exotic aromas of black cherry, blueberry, black olive and violet. Harmonious and suave, showing captivating floral lift to its flavours of black cherry, blueberry and white pepper. Less muscular than the 2013 vintage and easier to enjoy today. Layers of fruit provide pure pleasure and this is a thrill from the very first sip.- Dalwhinnie Wines.