|Andrew and Louise Bruchell
|Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
"Our dream is to inspire home grown eating, drinking and music that nourishes the land and reflects our personalities and to share it with the community."
One is a farmer, the other a musician, Andrew and Louise, a husband and wife team who moved back to Mount Gambier (Andrew’s childhood town) to start a family, a wine label and build our winery. They welcomed both their daughter Frankie and their first vintage in 2014.
They now own and farm our Chardonnay vineyard, farm lease Boxer's Pinot block and are currently planting two more on our farm which is located on the outskirts of Mount Gambier, SA. Our winery, property and all our leased vineyards are located on the south side of one of Australia’s youngest volcanos. Erupting less than 6000 years ago it is filled with water that changes colour with the seasons. Arising from an ancient inland sea made into limestone and now receiving water from underground caves added with our generous rainfall all contributes to the abundance of water stored in underground limestone caves with pockets of flint rock spread below the nearby soils. The limestone filters the water naturally and the result is a pure water thriving with minerality. All this helps make for incredible soil complexity and our cool climate makes for perfect growing conditions and in turn beautiful, elegant and totally unique wines like no other.
They make wines that reflect the eccentricities of their personalities, place and terroir with a minimalistic approach. They use old world wine methods, preferring the challenges of hand picking our fruit, open fermenting with indigenous yeast and only adding sulphur when required by the wine. They do not filter or fine the wines and they are all bottled on site in our small winery. Their aim is to produce great tasting unique wines expressing this unique terroir above anything else. They produce what we like to drink.