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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

West Australian winery pays tribute to its Swan Valley roots

Leading West Australian winery Sandalford pays tribute to its Swan Valley roots with its new 1840 range.

The range has been launched to showcase the quality of fruit from some of the old vines at the Caversham Estate and is named for the year Sandalford’s founder, John Septimus Roe, established the multi-awarded winery.

While Sandalford is still based in the Swan Valley it sources most of its fruit from Margaret River and other cooler premium regions of Western Australia. 

“Roe established our estate here in the Swan Valley after Queen Victoria bestowed him with the second land title in Western Australia as a reward for his work as the state’s inaugural Surveyor General,” explains Sandalford CEO Grant Brinklow.

 “We are paying homage to this occasion and at the same time looking to the future of the Swan Valley in this new range of wines.” “To reflect such a unique history, the 1840 label design was inspired by the original sketch map of the Swan River Settlement made by Roe in 1829.” 

Sandalford’s senior winemaker, Hope Metcalf, said the single fruit source for the new range wines was the Caversham vineyard.

“The initial release of this wine from the 2016 vintage was made in small batches, resulting in a very limited amount of individually numbered bottles produced,” Metcalf said. 

The wines, a 2016 Shiraz and 2016 Cabernet Merlot,  retail at Sandalford’s Swan Valley cellar door for $33.00 and are vegan and vegetarian friendly. 

1 comment:

  1. I always love the Australian wines. I've been in lots of wineries in Australia and never get tired of it.

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