Proprietors Domenic Torzi and Tracey Matthews are full of passion and the firm conviction of appreciating the value of heritage tradition in the crafting of their wines and extra virgin olive oils.
Torzi Matthews produce two examples of Shiraz from their Mt McKenzie vineyard; Schist Rock and their flagship Frost Dodger Shiraz. Torzi Matthews also produce a 'Frost Dodger' Riesling along with a selection of Italian varietals under his 'Vigna Cantina' range.
Sub-Region: Mount McKenzie
Specified Vineyard: Mount McKenzie
Altitude: 380 meters
Vineyard Practices: Family traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water input and natural sprays for diseases.
Soil: Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed
Oak Treatment: Matured for 15 months in ex Frost Dodger Shiraz barrels with the addition of 10% new French & seasoned French oak barrels.
Total Production: 20,000 bottles
Vintage: Good winter & spring rainfalls, with good soil moistures for the growing season ahead. Site showed healthy canopy heading into summer. January and February were warm & dry leading into April harvest to produce a beautifully complex & flavoured shiraz.
Wine Making: In the garage the shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 25% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented warm naturally and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment