The Spee’Wah is both a mythical place and a real one. The version of old Aussie yarns is a strange place: mysterious and alien, home to birds that fly backwards to keep the dust from their eyes. The real vicinity of Speewa can be found on the banks of the Murray River, with one part of the town in Victoria and the other in New South Wales. Our Spee’Wah range is inspired by Crooked Mick – one of Australia’s most popular mythical heroes. Tales of Crooked Mick have been told around bushfires since the first European’s started getting lost in the outback. They tell of a wild, larger than life character that lived in the Spee’Wah – among locations used over time is an area of the country on the border between New South Wales and Victoria, close to the Speewa cable ferry that crosses the Murray River north of Swan Hill, and home to the vines that made these wines. Elizabeth Richardson is the winemaker behind the label and she has a trophy cabinet stuffed full of medals from her stint at Capel Vale in WA. Liz has one aim and one aim only: to ensure you reach for a second and third glass. Her knowledge of the Murray Darling vineyards is second to none and her contact book of growers is the envy of her peers. She has cherry picked parcels of outstanding fruit to make these wines and the quality shines through as soon as the bottles are opened. Spee’Wah is inspired by Crooked Mick – one of Australia’s most popular mythical heroes.
Made in a classic way this isn’t your average Aussie Chardonnay. Grapefruit aromas alongside Asian spices and some classic nuttiness with French oak spice elegance.