Jason Brown and wife Alecia, with backgrounds in fine wine retail and accounting, purchased Moppity Vineyards in 2004 when it was already 31 years old. Initially they were content to sell the grapes to other makers, but that changed with the release of the ’06 Shiraz, which won top gold in its class at the London International Wine & Spirit Competition. In Nov ’09 the ’08 Eden Road Long Road Hilltops Shiraz, made from Moppity Vineyards grapes, won the Jimmy Watson Trophy. These awards are among a cascade of golds for its Shiraz, Riesling, Tumbarumba Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Production (and sales) have soared and all the grapes from the estate are now used for the Moppity Vineyards brand. The Lock & Key range provides exceptional value for money. Moppity has also established Coppabella, a separate venture, in Tumbarumba. Exports to the UK and China. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Moppity is a hidden gem boasting some of the oldest vines in Southern NSW (established 1973).
When Jason & Alecia Brown purchased the vineyard in 2004, they witnessed the natural synergy the vineyard has with Shiraz, but it was after a decade of trial and refinement, low yield targets and expensive viticulture practices that the vineyard’s true potential began to crystallize. In 2014 (and again later in 2016), Moppity was named Winner of the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge – the first and only NSW winery to win the Challenge in the show’s 20+ year history.
The cool climate, high altitude and magical mix of blocks planted to various clones on a variety of aspects and soil types has led to Moppity claiming over 1000 Trophies and medals since 2009. The vineyard naturally produces a style of wine that Jason Brown loves to make; evocative and fragrant, vibrant and seamless, powerful yet restrained. A style that has seen one of Australia’s smallest wine regions claim some of the biggest prizes in wine making.
Shiraz, Cabernet, Tempranillo, Riesling, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo
NSW - Young & Rashleigh Wine Merchants,
ACT - Icon Beverages,
VIC - State Manager Adrian Marsili 0438 097 403 / Westwood Wines,
WA - The Vintner.
International Sales Information
Contact General Manager, Sales - Paul Roberts 0400 403 519.
Stockists – Contact winery for details (02) 6382 7997