Letters from The Wine Farm
Hailing a cab
Those who know of South Gippsland as a wine region probably lean towards Pinot noir as the variety of note. And with very good reason. The soils and climates of this region are perfectly geared to ripening this beautiful berry to produce a silky, earthy and enigmatic wine. Our local hills should be heaving in the stuff.
But what about Cabernet?
Cabernet Sauvignon is generally grown in warm, dry climates where the inky tannic grapes can ripen fully to produce big bold wines. Oops. Our climate is cool and wet. But then big bold wines leave us cold, too.
Turns out, if our first four vintages are anything to go by, Cabernet Sauvignon planted in good red soil in a cool wet region can actually produce a bloody good drink… about half of the time.