Alan and Jos Smith, stalwarts of the Yarra Valley for 30 years, had decided that the 2010 vintage would be their last. The decision came in the wake of ?07 (frost, no vintage); ?08 (drought and heat, only pinot noir made but sold in bulk); and ?09 (drought, heat and smoke). The cellar door will remain open for several years until the wines are sold, and then it will be closed, but the Smiths will continue to live on the property ?with or without vines for as long as possible?. While Alan had decided to phase out the winemaking activities, there is some possibility of a change of heart.
This winery is now closed.
You can still review past tasting notes below.