Our flagship wine is designed as an emblem for McLaren Vale and Bekkers. Careful vineyard selection and gentle winemaking combine to deliver a wine with the generosity of McLaren Vale Shiraz, tempered by fragrance, spice and soft, silky texture.
Emma (the winemaker) and Toby (the viticulturist) Bekkers have quickly made a reputation for themselves among the McLaren Vale wine community for their exacting standards. All of the fruit is handpicked and sorted, with one of the main goals being to remove raisined berries. They’re looking for fresh red and blue fruit flavors that are more delicate than dried fruit or fruitcake flavors, Emma says. The wines tend to blend multiple sites to achieve the balance that they’re seeking in their wines, choosing grapes from close to the coast to blend with grapes from higher, inland locations.