The Mitchell Estate is situated in the Clare Valley, Southern Australia, just North of Adelaide, one of Australia’s most established wine growing regions.
We have always had a great relationship with them because the wines are of a consistently high quality. Jane and Andrew Mitchell established the winery in 1975 on the Mitchell family property in the western hills of the Clare Valley in South Australia.
An old sandstone apple store was converted to serve as a rustic cellar door sales area. Continued growth has resulted in further development of the winery buildings and winemaking plant. The soils here are perfect for growing Riesling and Shiraz but the Mitchell’s aren’t shy of being experimental, there are some real treats to be found in their range.
This variety is almost certainly of Catalonian or Spanish origin. This vine produces striking deep red wines of great power with the key flavours being black fruit and spice.
Sangiovese (from the Latin 'sanguis jovis', meaning 'blood of Jove') is perhaps the most widely planted, grape variety in Italy. Flavours vary massively depending on the growing conditions.
Also known as Garnacha in Spain, Grenache has soft, fragrant flavours and is used mainly in blending. Full of red fruit flavour such as cherry and blackberry.
‘The wine merchant’s grape’ - so called because, one, it makes wine with great complexity and aging potential and two, we can’t get anyone else to buy it! With the quality and longevity of the wine it produces, Riesling could claim to make the best white wine in the world. Its reputation has been tarnished by it becoming the (unjustifiably) generic name for a number of lower quality white wines in the 1960s and 70s. Whilst Germany is its traditional home, Alsatian Riesling has a great reputation and more recently Australasian countries have mastered its production