Established in 2006, Baarmutha Wines is located 450m above sea level on the north face of the Murmungee escarpment. Just 6.5 km from the Beechworth Post Office, and 500 metres from historic Baarmutha Station, the winery is central to one of Australia’s most exciting wine regions. Winemaker Vin Webb manages the small, family owned operation, with plenty of help from his wife Sharon and their three young sons. A graduate of Oenology and Viticultural Studies at CSU, Vin uses organic principles and biodynamic farming methods. The vines are lovingly tended by hand, with no chemical intervention except Bordeaux Mix in recommended applications to alleviate disease pressure. Family and friends hand select the fruit at harvest. Using a combination of basket-pressed processes, open-vat ferments and minimal intervention, the wild-yeasted fruit is then left to mature for two years in old and new French oak. Baarmutha Wines believes in handcrafted attention to detail, from harvest to bottle. The winery continues to enhance Beechworth’s reputation for regional individualism and quality in every vintage.
RECENT REVIEWS Baarmutha Beechworth Shiraz 2013 Jame Halliday Australian Wine Companion Vincent Webb is a modern-day Renaissance man. He is a graduate of oenology and viticulture at CSU, but his full-time occupation is a scheduler with Ausnet Services. He manages the vineyard and winery with plenty of help from wife Sharon, and their young sons. Family and friends hand-select the fruit at harvest, and small quantities of wine are made using precisely what you would expect: a basket press, open vat fermenters, wild yeast fermentation, and maturation in new and used French oak. This is yet another start-up winery in the Beechworth region which has many attractions for both winemakers and wine consumers. Author: James Halliday Winery: Baarmutha Wines Region: Beechworth Variety: Shiraz Vintage: 2013 Tasting Notes CM - Published on 01 Oct 2015 Silken textured, well-weighted, ripe but not overdone. Air of precision. Blue and black berries, spice, sweet soy, a melt of creamy oak. Ultra fine-grained tannin. The longer you sit with it the more impressed you become. Rating: 94 Drink By: 2020 Price: $38 Date Tasted: 03 March 2015 Alcohol: 13.5