San­dal­ford Wines to launch new range

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Lisa Thomas

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

The 1840 range, which has been 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 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 bot­tles, with each bot­tled num­bered.

“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,” she said.

The wine will cost $33 a bot­tle and will only be avail­able at San­dal­ford.

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

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d485986

San­dal­ford se­nior wine­maker Hope Met­calf and CEO Grant Brin­klow with the newly launched 1840 red wine range.

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