Winemaker Leigh Clarnette and viticulturist Kym Ludvigsen's career paths crossed in late 1993 when both were working for Seppelt; Kym with a 14ha vineyard in the heart of the Grampians, all but 1ha of chardonnay, 0.5ha of viognier and 0.25ha of riesling planted to rare clones of shiraz, sourced from old plantings in the Great Western area. They met again in 2005 when both were employed by Taltarni. The premature death of Kym in '13 was widely reported, in no small measure due to his (unpaid) service on wine industry bodies. With next generations on both sides, the plans are to continue the business. Exports to China.
After many years int he wine industry;Kym Ludvigsen a Viticulturist and Leigh Clarnette a Winemaker teamed up as a brand in 2007 from the Grampians. They have been best mates since 1993. We have a beautiful vineyard int he Armstrong area of the Great Western G.I. planted mainly to the St. Ethel's clone, an indigenous clone of the Grampians since the beginning. It is situated within view of the majestic Grampians mountains, and is 425m above sea level, with a north easterly aspect.