Wedgetail estate wines are cool
climate Yarra Valley wines, with a
European influence. They are single vineyard, hand crafted
wines which ferment on natural yeast and are stored in French Oak
barrels, some for up to 18 months.
The Wedgetail winemaking style is a fusion of
centuries old Burgundy tradition, the new Australian reverence for
grape quality and owner/winemaker Guy Lamothe's
individual flair. All the wines are produced on site and the
estate wines are all Single Vineyard wines with fruit grown under
Guy Lamothe developed his signature winemaking
style from his experiences in France and Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. He only produces
as much wine as he personally can tend to and the fruit is hand picked over a long period, on a row rather
than paddock basis.
"The slopes are demanding. the
land rocky and hard. Rainfall is low so water is scarce.
These factors and the practise of
dropping fruit to control yield, produces exceptional grapes.
Grapes which display intense flavours
Guy Lamothe Winemaker and Vigneron