I love a good story, and the Oliver Family delivers! Their history in the beautiful McLaren Vale dates back nearly 200 years to when their ancestor William Oliver picked up and moved his wife and 2 children from Scotland to Australia after buying an unseen parcel of land. Together with his 10 children he began a family legacy that continues to this day. His motives for the global move are unclear, but what is clear is that they are making excellent wine in a beautiful place, as a family. Female winemaker Corrina Wright at the helm.
Grape: Mencia 100%
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Winery: “Joven” (young) style = minimal use of new oak to preserve freshness