I wish I could tell you!
I wish I could tell you who our newest winemaking customer is at Ricca Terra Farms (deal signed tonight). I can say they are located in the Barossa and have a great history of making some of the best Shiraz wines in Australia, maybe even the world (not a corporate!!). They are not wanting our Shiraz to make cheap and cheerful wines…no they want to see what can be made from great Riverland Shiraz when crafted in open gravity fed fermenters and treated with hands-on care!
Our Loveday vineyard already provides some of the region’s best Shiraz to Barossa artisan winemakers such as Phil Lehmann. Our newest customer joins a great group of respected and gifted winemakers who see the Riverland as more than a region that makes sub $10 bottles of wine! Ricca Terra Farms now supplies grapes to winemakers in McLaren Vale, Margaret River, Barossa, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills and many other premium wine regions of Australia.
The 2015 Vintage is shaping up as something special for Ricca Terra Farms. Also keep an eye out for the Unico Zelo Nero d’Avola which is due for release this week. I remember harvesting, delivering and unloading these grapes for Brendan and Laura last year. I am looking forward to trying my first glass of this wine very soon.