Express Winemakers

Express Winemakers are about producing wines that are uniquely expressive of their origins. They currently lease and manage four small vineyards in the Mount Barker and Porongurup sub-regions of Western Australia’s Great Southern. They feel that the cool climate and ancient decomposed granite soils of the Great Southern lends itself to low yielding vines producing high quality fruit, which is necessary to make expressive minimal intervention wines.

They farm their vineyards using organic practices eschewing the use of synthetic chemicals. They don’t irrigate our vineyards forcing the vines to send roots deep into the sub-soil. The fruit is all hand-harvested and crushed by foot, commonly employing whole bunches including the stalks. Both primary and malolactic fermentation occur spontaneously with native yeast and bacteria. Movement of the wine is kept to a minimum and no fining or filtration is used. They believe that these practices as well as being better for the environment, help create delicious wines that express a sense of place.