Say hey to Angus Wardlaw (here on the left), winemaker and partner of @brothers_at_war.
Angus is in the running for the 2019 Top 50 Young Gun of Wine, to be announced by March.
Q. What got you into wine?
A. I grew up surrounded by wine with my father David Wardlaw one of Barossa’s winemaking pioneers. Winemaking in the 70’s, he worked alongside some of the greats - Peter Lehman, John Vickory, Jim Irvine and Wolf Blass, just to name a few. Then there was older brother, Andrew Wardlaw, who started in the winemaking game in the 90’s, before long he was producing some of the first natural wines in the region for his own label Tin Shed Wines. He would often drag us out to pick, prune or walk over the ferments.
Q. Where are you at on your wine journey?
A. It's has been a crazy ride, from producing 1 tonne of Eden Valley Shiraz in 2013 and releasing our first wines in 2015 with a Shiraz, Cabernet and Riesling, to now producing over 40 tonne of fruit with over 10 wines in our range. We always have lots of projects in the works from a potential cellar door and winery to new wines in barrel.
Q. Which of your wines best defines what you’re about?
A. Our Single Vineyard Eden Valley Grenache. This wine is due to be released in May 2019 and I can’t wait! It's everything I’m about in a bottle, made with minimal intervention, allowing this parcel of fruit to really shine from 150+ year old vines in Eden Valley.
Q. What winemaking lesson did you learn the hard way?
A. When you're carting fruit around the county side in your trailer make sure it’s strapped down properly... you don’t want it to end up all over the road!
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