Stonemason

Region
Australia
Owner
The Shaw family
Winemaker
John Loxton & Marty O’Flaherty
Size
485 hectare
Established
2000
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The Shaw family own vineyards in the premium cool climate regions of McLaren Vale and Currency Creek in South Australia, with a total of 485 hectares under vine. In the 1800s Goolwa was the most important river port in South Australia linked by rail to Port Elliot, where sailing ships unloaded ballast stone to refill their holds with wool and grain for their return trip to England. Buildings on Ballast Stone Estate Vineyards are made from this stone. In 2000, work commenced on building a state of the art winery, followed by the first crushing in the 2001 vintage.

Wines Available


Stonemason Chardonnay, , Stonemason

Stonemason Chardonnay

Origin: Currency Creek, Australia

The Shaw family is meticulous with their vineyard site selection and has established vineyards of ultra premium quality that are located in two renowned South Australia wine-grape growing districts, McLaren Vale and Currency Creek.

The Ballast Stone winery is ideally placed for future expansion. It is in close proximity to Adelaide and other super premium wine and grape growing districts, and takes advantage of the service opportunities and infrastructure this provides.

Vinification

Un-wooded.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Fragrant summer stone fruit aromas carry through to a medium bodied palate.

Stonemason Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc, , Stonemason

Stonemason Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc

Origin: Australia

The Currency Creek region is located 60 minutes south of Adelaide and is 20 minutes from the McLaren Vale region via a picturesque, winding road over the Mt Lofty Ranges. This region is located adjacent to Lake Alexandrina and is within 4 km (3 miles) from the Southern Ocean and benefits from cool sea breezes that help with a slow but clean ripening. This climate allows the grapes sugar and flavour levels to develop while retaining a balanced natural acidity.

Wine experts laud the Currency Creek region for producing consistent style, ultra premium quality and outstanding varietal definition wines.

Grape Variety

Sémillon 70%, Sauvignon Blanc 30%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of citrus and passion fruit carry through to a crisp palate finishing with lingering citrus fruits

Stonemason Cabernet Sauvignon, , Stonemason

Stonemason Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Currency Creek, Australia

The Currency Creek region is located 60 minutes south of Adelaide and is 20 minutes from the McLaren Vale region via a picturesque, winding road over the Mt Lofty Ranges.
This region is located adjacent to Lake Alexandrina and is within 4 km (3 miles) from the Southern Ocean and benefits from cool sea breezes that help with a slow but clean ripening. This climate allows the grapes sugar and flavour levels to develop while retaining a balanced natural acidity.

Wine experts laud the Currency Creek region for producing consistent style, ultra premium quality and outstanding varietal definition wines.

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Classic varietal characters of blackcurrant and chocolate mint supported by subtle oak, Complex, structured and full bodied.

Stonemason Shiraz, , Stonemason

Stonemason Shiraz

Origin: Currency Creek, Australia

The skilled stonemasons who built many of South Australia’s finest buildings each had their own signature by way of a mason’s mark. The symbols on the Stonemason range are a tribute to their skill and diversity and appropriate recognition of this time honoured craft.

Vinification

The Currency Creek vineyards yield quality fruit year after year, resulting in wines which really embody their varietal.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.0%

Winemaker's Notes

This Shiraz emits dark cherry, anise and cedar aromas, with a soft, full approachable palate of plum and mulberry laced with traces of vanilla and white pepper complexity.

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