Thorpe Wines

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Malpas Road
McLaren Vale SA 5171
Australia
Phone: 08 8556 4237
Fax: 08 8556 4287
Email: thorpewines@nandrill.com.au
Appointment Email: info@thorpewines.com

Thorpe Wines proprietor, Nicole Thorpe, purchased 20 acres of land on Malpas Road in South Australia's beautiful McLaren Vale in 1996.he property had a house and established shedding, which Nicole and her husband Craig saw as an opportunity for expanding their primary business 'Kangarilla Drilling'. The question before them was what to do with the bare land? She already had a strong passion for red wine, so, being in one of Australia's finest vineyard and winemaking regions, the decision was easy. A vineyard was established in July 1997 and a five-year contract signed with Geoff Merrill, one of the country's leading winemakers, but their long-term desire was to create their own label.

Leading up to their fifth vintage in 2003, Nicole wanted to make small parcels of high quality wine for an exclusive clientele base. As their vineyard was still under contract, Nicole sought permission from Geoff Merrill to retain some Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to produce a private label. From there they haven't looked back! 2004 produced 3 stunning wines, (Reserve Shiraz, Shiraz, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon) all matured in French and American oak and each drinking beautifully now, but with the potential for longer cellaring. Currently, the 2006 vintage is complete and is under oak.

 

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