Scott Heidrich lived in the shadow of Geoff Merrill for 20 years, but has partially emerged into the sunlight with his virtual micro-winery. Back in 2006, close friends and family (Nicole and Alan Francis, Stuart Evans, David Lipman and Phil Cole) persuaded Scott to take advantage of the wonderful quality of the grapes that year and make a small batch of shiraz. The wines are made at a friend's micro-winery in McLaren Flat. The name Rusty Mutt comes from Scott's interest in Chinese astrology and feng shui; Scott was born in the year of the dog with the dominant element being metal, hence Rusty Mutt. What the ownership group doesn't drink is sold through fine wine retailers and selected restaurants, with a small amount exported to the UK and China.
Rusty Mutt is a quality focused wine producer working from a small winery in McLaren Flat, South Australia. We produce fruit driven styles with elegance using gentle wine making techniques including hand plunged ferments and basket pressing. This style allows our wines to be both ready and easy to drink on release and will also benefit from further bottle age.
Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Tempranillo, Viognier
Currently distributed in NSW, QLD and SA. More information is available on our website
International Sales Information
Available in the UK and China
Available on our website