Alex Byrne; The Evolution
What started as a side project in 2010 when Alex was introduced to the Myola Vineyard in Ballarat by his mate Owen Latta, has evolved 8 years later into a label producing wines from a range of Victorian regions. Alex's idiosyncratic labels with his first wines truly helped him to stand out and create a brand that became etched in his consumers minds.
Vintage 2016 saw Alex take a huge leap, leaving the comfort of a paying job at Lethbridge in Geelong to focus on his own projects full-time; Byrne Wines, Liquid Rock'n Roll, and Noisy Ritual. This vintage also saw the expansion of the Byrne Wines range from a single Chardonnay and Pinot, to a range of Pinot, Chardonnay, and Shiraz from some of Victorias best vineyards, including: Doug's Vineyard in Romsey, Macedon, and fruit from a fantastic Vineyard in Merricks, Mornington Peninsula which Phillipa Farr gave him access to. Alex always makes his wines in the same manner to showcase the influence of the site and the vintage more than anything else.
As we now release the 2017 wines, including; Pinot Noir's from the Ray-Monde Deux Vineyard in Sunbury, and the Strathmore Vineyard in Geelong, alongside his 8th vintage of wines from the Myola Vineyard in Ballarat, Alex has rebranded across the range with a new cleaner look, not getting rid completely of the textured labels, rather saving them for some reserve releases yet to come.
2017 Sutherlands Creek Pinot Noir, Geelong Vic
2017 Gisborne Pinot Noir, Sunbury Vic