Win­ery gets a taste for his­tory

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

SANDALFORD win­ery will pay homage to its his­tory and the Swan Val­ley with the launch of a new wine range.

The 1840 range, named af­ter the year Sandalford’s founder John Sep­ti­mus Roe es­tab­lished the win­ery, will show­case some of the Sandalford’s and the Swan Val­ley’s old­est vines.

Sandalford chief ex­ec­u­tive Grant Brin­klow said the range of wines were a look back at the his­tory of the Swan Val­ley and look­ing to the fu­ture.

He said the Swan Val­ley had a bright fu­ture and this range of unique Swan Val­ley wine was just the start.

“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,” he said.

“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 of vines was the Caver­sham vine­yard.

“The 1840 range was cre­ated to show­case some of the mag­nif­i­cent old vines we have still in pro­duc­tion here at Caver­sham,” she said.

“We know the shi­raz and caber­net sau­vi­gnon were both put into the ground in the mid to late 1960s, mak­ing them over 50 years old.”

Ms Met­calf said the range had pro­duced a lim­ited amount of in­di­vid­ual, num­bered bot­tles.

The caber­net mer­lot and shi­raz from the 1840 range will be launched at a spe­cial event on Septem­ber 1.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d485986

Sandalford se­nior wine­maker Hope Met­calf and chief ex­ec­u­tive Grant Brin­klow.

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