Australian Winemaker of the Year 2015 - Gourmet Traveller
Winner - Jimmy Watson 2014 (Syrah, Adelaide Hills)
"S.C.Pannell the label was established by Steve and wife Fiona in 2004, but Steve's journey to winemaking really dates back to 1969, where as a toddler he grew up on one of Australia's most iconic boutique wineries, Moss Wood in the Margaret River. The S.C.Pannell winery was realised to focus on Stephen’s passion for the McLaren Vale region and its ability to produce dry-grown and environmentally sustainable Shiraz and Grenache.
Steve's holistic philosophy to winemaking starts with our climate, emphasises the importance on the vineyard, as well as wine's relation to food we love to grow, cook, and eat. Stephen’s extensive winemaking knowledge and experience has been garnered over years working with some of the world’s most prestigious wineries. He was Chief Red Winemaker at BRL Hardy from 1999 to 2003 and has worked 14 European vintages in Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo and Priorat." - SC Pannell