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History

Two Victorians with a passion for good food and wine, we chased our dream and moved from inner-city Melbourne to Barossa Valley, an area that we fell in love with many years prior. The wines we make come from the fruit that we grow and are made in the style that we enjoy drinking.

Our approach to both grape growing and winemaking is to ‘steer, not interfere’. We are fortunate to be in a good spot, in a great valley with the right climate for growing grapes, and through precise vineyard management we achieve consistent, high-grade fruit. We sell the majority of our fruit and in recent years have kept small volumes back to produce our own wine with a minimalist, hands-off approach. From vines to wines, we aim to have the lightest carbon footprint possible.

We manage two vineyards, our Home Block (Shiraz) and the Gipson Block next-door (Shiraz & Grenache). Lloyd has made three wines – a 2017 and 2018 Shiraz called ‘Taking the Mickie’ and a 2020 Grenache called ‘Duck, Duck, Cat‘. The Shiraz is named in recognition of Lloyd’s dad who has supported us each and every year, coming across from Melbourne to hand prune our vineyard blocks. 2020 was the first year we kept some Grenache fruit from our single acre of 1944 planted vines and Lloyd made his first Grenache.

We’re excited to share our wines with you and look forward to adding more to our range over the coming years.

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Vineyards

Cockatoo Valley is situated in the scenic southern Barossa. Our vineyards are located near to the Whispering Wall, between the main towns of Lyndoch and Williamstown.

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Howard Park – Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Miamup 2021 – The tradition West Aussie white blend, which used to be known as ‘Classic Dry Whites’, done superbly here. Harvested from individual blocks, coming from the more southerly vineyards as the team believe that these provide the high natural acidity and strong varietal intensity that they require. These are vinified individually, all cool fermented in stainless steel tanks. Some select batches were finished in oak, to add that touch of complexity. 


At this early stage, it is the character of the Sauv Blanc which dominates. Quite tropical with a hint of mango and pear. There is gooseberry and some citrus as well. Good crunchy acidity here, a refreshing and cleansing style. There is good length with excellent persistence. Now and for the next two to three years. 90.

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