Cellar Block – the home of the Black Sheep. We watch the change in seasons play out across it from our Cellar Door; summer heat through to winter squalls. But, below the ground, the black, cracking clay remains the same; steadily producing intense, structure driven, textural wines year in year out.
Church Vineyard, so named for the old Bethany Church that it surrounds on three sides, was once the bed of an ancient river. Whatever the flows in the past may have been, this river now trickles quietly along the base of the block. You can taste it’s mark in the generosity of fruit that typifies this wine.
Sourced entirely from Block 4 at our Black Sheep Vineyard the incredible lift of this wine is in part due to the deep sand in which these vines have thrived since 1935. These old, gnarly, and twisted grape trees look nothing at all like the pretty, delicate florals, in the wine they produce.