Simpatico Wines

South Australia | Barossa Valley

James' Review

As I read the background material to this venture of Steve and Rebecca Hay, I realised that ?simpatico? was a term often used by my parents and elder brother and sister in my youth, but one I had almost forgotten about. I like the Hays? explanation that it is a word applied to people being like-minded and on the same wavelength. The Hays extend it to being open-minded, agreeable and approachable. In the prime of their lives, Steve (a carpenter and builder) and Rebecca (banking and HR) uprooted themselves from Melbourne to live in the Barossa Valley in 2007. While wine drinkers with a special affinity for Barossa red wines, neither had any winemaking background, but they had the good sense to buy the Vinecrest Wines cellar door, and a vineyard with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon the major plantings, and to secure the highly talented Hamish Seabrook as contract winemaker. Exports to China.

Details

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Winemaker Hamish Seabrook (Contract)
Established 2008
Dozens 10 000
Vineyards (area) 13 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10.30-5
Address Cnr Barossa Valley Way/Vine Vale Road, Tananuda, SA 5352
Telephone (08) 8561 1222
Website www.simpaticowines.com.au