Star Cellar Door
Rumours were rife during 2018 that David and Jenny Jones had sold their Dalwhinnie vineyard at Moonambel. There was no sale just some new business opportunities being explored. And it’s definitely business as usual at the winery and cellar door, which has presented some of the region’s most consistent quality wines across the board for more than 40 years led by a stylish shiraz, a beautifully fragrant cabernet sauvignon and a textural chardonnay.
David’s father, Ewan, established the vineyard that climbs up into the hills, 600-plus metres high, and the first wines were made in 1980, so there’s a lot of wine history there for David to call upon. A thoughtful and sensitive winemaker, David has learnt over the years by using a number of the best winemakers in the land as consultants, makers like Gary Farr, Don Lewis and Gary Baldwin. The view from the cellar door is worth bottling. JENI PORT
OUTSTANDING WINE: Dalwhinnie Moonambel Chardonnay, A$45