CREATIVE, Award-Win­ning WINES

For six gen­er­a­tions, the McWil­liam fam­ily has been till­ing the rich Aus­tralian soils to pro­duce an ex­pan­sive se­lec­tion of out­stand­ing wines.

Exquisite Taste - - Exquisite Wine Pairing - By Amanda O'Con­nor

Renowned for its high qual­ity, McWil­liam's is one of the most awarded names in the his­tory of Aus­tralian wines and of­fers an ex­ten­sive range cov­er­ing many va­ri­etals. The McWil­liam fam­ily has over 140 years of wine­mak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and is one of 12 mem­bers of Aus­tralia's First Fam­i­lies of Wine, all of whom must be able to do at least a 20-year ver­ti­cal tast­ing.

Uphold­ing the fam­ily tra­di­tions, McWil­liam's nur­ture and pro­tect their vines, en­sur­ing their grapes are of the best qual­ity and, with ac­cess to some of Aus­tralia's old­est vine­yards, dat­ing back to 1880, and the fam­ily's state-of-the-art McWil­liam's Han­wood Es­tate win­ery, this gen­er­a­tion's fam­ily wine­maker and fam­ily am­bas­sador, Scott McWil­liam, has plenty of scope for wine style de­vel­op­ment and in­no­va­tion.

Driven to cre­ate wines that demon­strate his fam­ily's pas­sion for wine­mak­ing and

stim­u­lated by the re­ward of see­ing peo­ple choose McWil­liam's wines for cel­e­bra­tions, as well as just to en­joy, he sources top qual­ity fruit and crafts fine re­gional wines with pas­sion and tal­ent.

Scott has a clear vi­sion for the com­pany's fu­ture, aim­ing to bet­ter an­tic­i­pate what con­sumers want and pro­vide them with an ex­pe­ri­ence that re­mains with them or lasts longer than merely the time it takes to fin­ish the bot­tle and con­se­quently McWil­liam's wines con­tinue to achieve wine show suc­cess and win medals. Since 1981, the McWil­liam's Han­wood Es­tate range has won more than 22 tro­phies and 846 medals, while the Han­wood Shi­raz has been awarded two tro­phies and 66 medals in the last five years.

An­other pres­ti­gious achieve­ment oc­curred in 2017/18, when the com­pany achieved Five Red Star Win­ery recog­ni­tion in the James Hal­l­i­day Aus­tralian Wine Com­pan­ion – an hon­our be­stowed upon only the top 3.8% of Aus­tralian winer­ies.

One of the famed McWil­liam's ranges is named after John James (J.J.) McWil­liam, who turned his fa­ther's vine­yards into a thriv­ing op­er­a­tion that won its first na­tional ac­co­lade in 1897. The J.J. McWil­liam's range of­fers ex­pres­sive wines that in­clude Chardon­nay, Pinot Gri­gio, Caber­net Mer­lot, Shi­raz and

Shi­raz Caber­net.

The J.J. McWil­liam Shi­raz is soft and full­bod­ied and goes per­fectly with bar­be­cued meat, while the Pinot Gri­gio has a lovely fresh, fruity flavour that pairs nicely with chicken and spicy foods.

McWil­liam's pro­duces a huge va­ri­ety of wines that are per­fect for any oc­ca­sion, whether din­ing out, cel­e­brat­ing an oc­ca­sion or looking to un­wind after a long day at work.

Scott McWil­liam

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