Ravensworth

New South Wales | Canberra District

Our Review

Ravensworth is led by innovative winemaker Bryan Martin, his wife Jocelyn, plus his brother David. Bryan takes an organic approach, eschewing chemicals, preventing soil compaction and allowing the vines to thrive in what he describes as ‘natural forestry principles’. The vineyard comprises mostly shiraz, riesling and sangiovese with marsanne, roussanne and viognier plus recent plantings of gamay, chardonnay, savagnin, ribolla gialla and nebbiolo. He also sources fruit for Ravensworth’s other labels including the Regional. In ’20, a winery and cellar were completed, the latter made with straw bales and filled with large-format oak, Italian amphorae, ceramic eggs and concrete vessels: all expressing Bryan’s desire to experiment and craft minimum-intervention wines with texture. A 2nd generation has come on board with son Lewis enrolling in winemaking at CSU in ’21. -JANE FAULKNER

Details

Rating
Winemaker Bryan Martin
Established 2000
Dozens 8000
Vineyards (area) 3.4 ha
Viticulturist Bryan Martin
Opening Hours By appt in Sept
Address 312 Patemans Lane, Murrumbateman, ACT 2582
Telephone (02) 6226 8368
Website www.ravensworthwines.com.au