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A wine for comforts

Since our first vintage in 2018, it’s no understatement to say a lot of cool (and not so cool) things have happened. In the space of a couple of months things have shifted sideways… times are now different. So, like everyone, we’ve taken the last few weeks to step back, take stock, and reflect on what the 2019 vintage represents.

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We’ve always wanted our wines to evoke a sense of ease and familiarity.


After a moderately successful first year, our intention was to further the momentum we established in our last vintage, but, almost counterintuitively, pump the brakes and slow things down, allowing our process, and the winemaking, space to breathe and evolve.

Lachlan and Gina have always been the methodical types. They’re old school winemakers with new school sentimentalities, who encalm care, attention and detail into every process; never overworking or underworking the wines, just letting the fruit, and the vineyards, go about it at their own pace. The kind of wines we like to drink.

The result is a line-up of wines that are gentle, deep, and dare we say, pretty damn delicious. They’re a nexus of new and old: unfiltered, unfined, wild fermented, left to soften and mature in old oak for six months. The kind of go-to wines for important dinners, Sunday nights embedded in the couch, in the park or on the beach – something to sink into and be both excited and assured by.

In true Vine Collective fashion, we joined our friends from Skigh Wines and South by Southwest to help pick fruit, gathering some whole bunch Pinot from the Karridale, as well as collectively source Riesling and Grenache from the well regarded Swinney vineyards in Frankland River, and Chardonnay from the Wilyabrup heartland. 

We also turned to our friends and family for design, hand-bottling, labelling and shunting boxes of wines back and forth to the city on cramped back seats and borrowed boot-spaces: and collaborating on dinners at the Macdonald family farm (we’re looking at you, Fervor). This vintage is a true affirmation of what it means to be part of a close-knit collective. 

We truly hope you enjoy the wines and that you find them interesting, and we look forward to sharing them with you on long raucous tables in the not-too-distant future.


Good drinking, be well, and look after each other.



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