5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"This is the venture of Meegan and Rob Peebles, and comes on the back of Robs 20+ year involvement in the wine industry, including six vintages in Rutherglen, starting in 1993, followed by 10 years at Domaine Chandon, and squeezing in weekend work at Coldstream Hills cellar door in 93. It is the soils of Heathcote, and a long-time friendship with John and Jenny Davies, that sees the flagship Shiraz, and a smaller amount of Zinfandel (with some shiraz) coming from a small block, part of a 40ha vineyard owned by the Davies southwest of Colbinabbin. Rob makes the wines at Domaine Chandon" - James Halliday

""Buckshot" is a colonial expression describing ironstone pebbles that riddle the soil. These pebbles allow root penetration and water retention while promoting good drainage. Buckshot soils, along with Heathcote's low rainfall, warm days and cool nights provide the perfect environment to grow these varieties. As a result, the mature vines naturally produce small crops of 2 to 2.5 tons to the acre." - Buckshot Vineyard