A complex Shiraz, deep red in colour, showing flavours of dark cherry, plum, mulberry, spice and cedar with soft tannins. A benchmark year!! Vintage 2018 in the Yarra Valley proved to be one of the strongest in the last 25 years. Spring was mild, allowing excellent fruit set and quality. The heart of the vintage was cool and dry with perfect ripening resulting in crop levels being 10-20% above average. The remarkable varietal of flavours with balanced natural acidity were evident in both Boat O’Craigo vineyard sites.
Our winery’s distinctive name echoes that given to a farm in the town of Craigo in Scotland. Where our ancestors settled alongside the docking point for the ferry that crossed the North Esk River. The Boat O’Craigo name and tradition have drifted across seas to settle and book-end Victoria’s burgeoning Yarra Valley with two magnificent vineyards, one in Healesville and the other in Kangaroo Ground. One red, the other white.