This is a far-flung, export-oriented, business. It purchases a little over 620 tonnes of grapes each vintage, the lion’s share (surprisingly) riesling (250 tonnes), followed by shiraz (200 tonnes) and chardonnay (50 tonnes); the remainder is made up of pinot noir, gewurztraminer, merlot, dolcetto and muscat gordo blanco. Ben Riggs makes Shoofly Shiraz and Chardonnay at Vintners McLaren Vale; Frisk Riesling is made by Garry Wall at King Valley Wines, the Prickly Riesling by Garry Wall of King Valley Wines. The bulk of exports go to the US, Canada and Ireland.
Ben Riggs, Garry Wall, Mark O'Callaghan
PO Box 119, Mooroolbark, Vic 3138
0405 631 557