Hamelin Bay wines is owned by the Drake-Brockman family, the wines are sourced from the Five Ashes vineyard at Karridale in the Margaret River wine region where the family have a winery cellar door and cafe.The family’s association with the Margaret River district dates back to first settlement by the Bussell family in 1830.Richard Drake-Brockman’s Great Grandmother Grace Bussell is famous for her courage as a 16 year old when in 1876 with aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs she rescued the survivors of the shipwreck Georgette at Redgate Beach not far from the mouth of the Margaret River.Richard’s Great Grandfather Frederick known for his exploration of the Kimberley read about the feat in Perth’s press and rode 300 km on horseback to meet her. They married in 1882.Hamelin Bay’s vineyard and winery is located within a few kilometres of Karridale, at the intersection of the Brockman and Bussell Highways which were named in honour of both these pioneering families.
This wine won Gold(96 points), then the Trophy at the Melbourne Wine Show. Lifted red fruits, aniseed, vanillin and spicey oak. Concentrated raspberries and mulberries fill the mid-palate with supple talc like tanins. Shiraz 40%, Cabernet 40%, Malbec 11%, Merlot 9%
- Winery Website: Hamelin Bay
- Vintage: 2017
- Rating: 96 from Royal Melbourne Wine Show
- Harvest method: By hand.
- Vineyard Yield: 2 tons/acre
- Aging: 9 months in French Oak, has been bottled since January, 2018
- Barrel Info: 100% French Alliers Oak, medium toast
- Time in Barrel: 9
- Best Consumed: Consume by 2025
- Bottling Date: January, 2018