Golden Ball

Victoria | Beechworth

James' Review

The Original Vineyard is on one of the original land grants in the Beechworth region, planted by James McLaurin in 1996, mainly to chardonnay, shiraz (in 2013 grafted to chardonnay), cabernet sauvignon, merlot and malbec; with lesser plantings of petit verdot, sagrantino and savagnin. The Lineage Vineyard was planted in '08 to shiraz, followed by lesser plantings of petit verdot, sagrantino and savagnin. No insecticides are used, only copper, sulphur, milk and oil as foilage sprays. The wines are aged in 33% new French oak, the remainder 2-4 years old. The low yields result in intensely flavoured wines, which are found in Melbourne's best restaurants and a handful of local and Melbourne retailers. Exports to Singapore and China.

Details

Rating
Winemaker James McLaurin
Established 1996
Dozens 1100
Vineyards (area) 3.2 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address 1175 Beechworth Wangaratta Road, Beechworth, Vic 3747
Telephone 0406 018 280
Website www.goldenball.com.au