Former long-serving Best's winemaker Simon Clayfield and wife Kaye are now doing their own thing. They have 2ha of shiraz planted in 1997, and 0.2ha of riesling is due to be planted in late '19. Additional grapes are purchased from local growers and, when the quality is appropriate, incorporated in the Grampians Shiraz. Production is modest, but the quality is high. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Winemakers of Premium Grampians Shiraz
Clayfield Wines specialize in making premium Grampians Shiraz produced entirely at their compact winery near Moyston. You meet and chat with the winemakers, it’s a simple affair at the tasting table with the current releases to taste and occasionally a bottle of older Shiraz is opened. They craft elegant and exotically spiced Shiraz of considerable finesse and longevity made using traditional methods and basket pressing.
Winery address: 25 Wilde Lane Moyston Victoria 3377
Open: Monday-Saturday 9am to 5 pm, Sunday 11am to 4 pm