Our vines were planted in 1999 in the flood plain of Sheepwash Creek where it once was the market garden in the great old Gold Rush days. After producing its first vintage in 2002, the 2003 LynneVale Estate Cabernet Shiraz won the first of many gold medals the winery would receive.
The long hot summer days and cool summer nights in the Mandurang Valley allow our fruits to develop the flavour to their fullest before being picked. Our vineyard is always one of the last vineyards in the area to harvest.
All grapes are meticulously tended, handpicked and handcrafted into beautiful wines with intense flavour.
Colour: Medium to deep straw with tinges of green.
Bouquet: Fresh oak, light spicy and gun flint complexity sits in harmonious balance with light citrus
lemon and grapefruit characters.
Palate: Nuances of sweet lemon and a touch of grapefruit bitterness are balanced by a creamy cashew, vanillin malt complexity. An exceptional structure is aided by crisp mineral acidity with a fine, long and persistent finish
Food : Cool water oysters and fish
Colour: Pale straw with light green hues.
Bouquet: Lifted aromas of lemon and lime with touches of fresh pineapple adding complexity.
Palate: Intense citrus fruits with mouth watering acidity leading to a refreshing, zingy finish.
Food: Battered Flathead with homemade tartar sauce Squid hoods stuffed with fresh Pea risotto
Colour: Brilliant purple red with a youthful edge.
Bouquet: Immediate appeal of blueberry spice, lashings of red liquorice, dark chocolate and ripe
dark plum flesh opening up to reveal an underlying complexity of black olive, peat and aniseed. Hints of seasoned oak char further complex this fragrant and powerful Shiraz bouquet.
Palate: Powerful and layered with rhubarb, dark berries and plums complemented by notes of cedar box, chocolate and freshly tilled soil and wet stone flooding the palate. The wine is juicy and textural revealing a wonderful density of fruit with the finest tannins leading to along and graceful finish in the mouth.
Food: Duck confit with fresh steamed Brussels sprouts and potatoes fried in goose fat.
CABERNET SHIRAZ 2009
Colour: Extreme deepened rich hues with vibrant colour
Bouquet: A complex fusion of blackcurrant, dry herbs and mint enhanced by cedar and cigar box French oak notes.
Palate: Exceptional flavours of blackcurrant , spice and mint with notes of tobacco and oak are complemented by fine silky tannins and a beautiful balance of power and finesse.
Food: Leg of spring lamb Rare Waygu beef Rack of venison
Colour: Medium deep cherry red
Bouquet: Fresh cherry and Satsuma plum notes followed by rich mulberry jam. Intense chocolate, spice and liquorice add complexity to the Shiraz fruit characters.
Palate: Vibrant raspberry fruit with dark cherries, nougat and spice saturate the palate. Richness of fruit is balanced with hints of vanilla oak, delivering velvety structural tannins.
Food: Duck liver pâté Quail and game meats, Christmas pudding
Colour: Bright vibrant red
Bouquet: Full of berries, currant & mint
Palate: Rich and fruity with full flavour of currant & berries, medium body
Food : Anchovy, kalamata olives & hot salami pizza with extra chili