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Deviation Road was created in 1998 by Hamish Laurie, great-great-grandson of Mary Laurie, SA's first female winemaker. He initially joined with father Dr Chris Laurie in '92 to help build the Hillstowe Wines business; the brand was sold in 2001, but the Laurie family retained the vineyard, which now supplies Deviation Road with its grapes. Wife Kate joined the business in '01, having studied winemaking and viticulture in Champagne, then spent four years at her family's Stone Bridge winery in Manjimup. It also has 3ha of pinot noir and shiraz at Longwood, where its cellar door is situated. Exports to the UK, the US and Hong Kong.
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Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a 5-star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above, others 87-89.
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