Manon Farm High Paradise 2018
Chardonnay, Savagnin, Gargenega. Tim Webber and Monique Milton moved to Manon Farm in 2016 which sits on a ridge that has views all the way down to the Indian Ocean at the Gulf of Saint Vincent. The elevation and cool breezes from the gulf make for a long, slow ripening period, a real blessing in Australia. Tim and Monique are thoughtful, earnest people who are deeply passionate about the land, and for them, this extends well beyond just wine. Only six of the farm’s ten hectares are planted with vineyards, the rest is left to orchards, vegetable gardens, livestock, native forest, and plenty of kangaroos. They farm biodynamically, with a real focus on diversity that allows nature to find its balance. High Paradise, like Manon, is one of the most unique wines being made today. A little shy on the nose, the palate is whistle clean and there is great composure and real energy to the exotic citrus fruits on display. Tim and Monique are one of the most exciting new producers in Australia today!