In 2001 Brian and Heather Hunt began planting vines on their Swan Valley property, which had not previously been a vineyard.
The Hunts had a dream of running a small boutique winery and have slowly been growing the business, tending to the vines, pruning, hand-picking the grapes and producing small-batch quality wines.
Over the years they have crafted unique estate-grown wines on the Memorial Avenue property in Baskerville, including a blended chardonnay-verdelho wine called Golden Georgia, rose, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and red and white ports.
The growing conditions of 2011 produced a particularly special cabernet sauvignon grape suitable for production of a sparkling wine.
These hand-picked grapes were harvested early to retain their natural acid levels and the finished wine converted to a sparkling style using the traditional French manner of methode champenoise.
The sparkling wine ” a labour of love for Brian and Heather ” resulted in a limited release of just 60 cases.