Hannah and Peter Logan represent a new era of wine producing with equal emphasis on the vineyard, winemaking and marketing. At the forefront is their cellar door – an architectural masterpiece that hovers over vine-clad slopes on the Sydney side of Mudgee. Polished concrete, expansive glass and timber features set the scene. Open fires ward off winter chills with an equally warm welcome from the professional staff.
The Logan range sets the benchmark with all the fruit coming from vineyards in Orange, while the Weemala range is classified as Central Ranges – as fruit from both Mudgee and Orange is used. The entry level Apple Tree Flat wines are locally sourced and offer amazing value for money. Peter Logan’s top-tier Ridge of Tears label comprises a pair of shiraz – one from a 870-metre high vineyard in Orange and the other sourced from a 564-metre high plot in Mudgee. It’s a fascinating lesson on the climatic effects of elevation and the concept of terroir.
The Logan cellar door is the scene of regular dinners in collaboration with top Sydney restaurants including Sean’s Panaroma, Red Lantern and Papi Chulo. Make sure you join the Logan’s mailing list to secure a spot at these fun-filled nights. In the hands of young, savvy owners like Hannah and Peter Logan, the future of Australian wine looks bright. Peter Bourne