PATRICK SULLIVAN WINES, Yarra Valley, Victoria
Patrick Sullivan, one of the most exciting young winemakers in Victoria, and one of the names now synonymous with the new wave of wine in Australia. Patrick was born and raised in Victoria, where he grew up on the family farm. After travelling to Europe, he returned to his homeland and studied winemaking and viticulture. Patrick makes his wine from organic and biodynamically grown vineyards, and his wines are made with minimal intervention and in small-batches.
Baw Baw Chardonnay is named after the quaintly-named, hobbit-sounding Baw Baw Shire in the Gippsland. Patrick Sullivan – a blend across both North and South facing slopes at the Bull Swamp Vineyard. The South facing component always gives the strength and shoulders of the wine with the North facing component giving all of the class. Iit gives a generous helping of fresh stone fruit and cream leaning back into a very generous yet structured palate.”