TAMAR VALLEY, Winemaker Bob Richter
While living in England for 3 years (1982-1984) and travelling through the wine regions of Europe it became clear that the best wines were coming from the cooler parts of Europe and from sites with ‘difficult’, impoverished soils. On returning to Australia with the aim of establishing our own vineyard, Bob completed a Graduate Diploma in Wine at Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1985/86 and then we headed South!
The vineyard site was chosen because of its aspect, slope and low fertility soil. Barrel samples of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from the nearby Glengarry Vineyard owned by Gavin Scott showed the colour, tannin and body that we were seeking.