Mount Adam Vineyards – The Rebirth of an Iconic Brand

In 1972, the visionary David Wynn established the Mount Adam vineyards in the High Eden sub-region of the Eden Valley, South Australia. The painstaking research and trials that took place to find the perfect site built the foundation for the success of the Mountadam brand, particularly Chardonnay. The criteria for the selection was based on … Read more Mount Adam Vineyards – The Rebirth of an Iconic Brand

Pinot Gris on the Rise in Cool Climate Aussie Regions

We had lunch yesterday with a group of friends in Charleston in the Adelaide Hills, who are cool climate grape growers for some very well known South Australian winemakers. Initially when they developed the bare patch of land some 15 years ago, the consultant’s recommendations included Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and a … Read more Pinot Gris on the Rise in Cool Climate Aussie Regions

Brand Confusion – When is enough, enough?

I grew up on a small family owned vineyard that grew into a small family owned wine company and brand over 20 years or so. Our family sold the vineyard and winery to others who had the ability to grow it to the next level. By global standards, it was extremely small, producing only around 5000 cases a … Read more Brand Confusion – When is enough, enough?