The name is taken from the phoenetic spelling of alchemy, the medieval concept of transmuting base metals into gold and similar works of magic. It's somehow appropriate for owner/winemaker Stuart Dudine, because there are unexplained gaps in his wine journey. We do know that he worked in Europe with Emmerich Knoll (a particularly gifted winemaker) in Austria, and with Stephane Ogier and Chateau Mont-Redon in France. His love of the Rhone Valley sprang from his time at Henschke, working with syrah, grenache and mourvedre. Since 2012 he has been based in the Yarra Valley,working (inter alia) for Yarra Yering, Oakridge and Mac Forbes. His overall raison d'etre is to find vineyard parcels that perform exceptionally well in their patch of soil, year in and year out, no matter the season.