Ben Haines Chardonnay 12pk 2017
After years of producing his own wines while working, and winning awards for some of the biggest names in Australian wine such as Mt Langhi, Ben Haines has finally made the leap, and now focusses solely on making his own wines under his eponymous label
The 2008 Wine Society Winemaker of the Year, Ben has been making single-vineyard wines under his own name since 2003, while working for a number of Victorian wineries. Now based in the Yarra Valley, Ben produces wines from vineyards across Victoria, with a focus on cool-climate regions, and sustainable minimal-intervention grape growing. With the move to the Yarra Valley, and 100% focus on his own wines, Ben offers a broad range of wines that are a true reflection of time and place.
Ben Haines has a wide amount of winemaking experience …His brand “reflects a delving fascination with grape growing and notions of terroir; an ethos defined by the idea that the vineyard inspires the winemaking approach year to year.”
Campbell Mattinson- Winefront
“Hand-picked from a vineyard in Coldstream, whole bunch-pressed, wild-fermented with high solids in puncheons, matured for 10 months with occasional stirring before blending. Bright straw-green; Ben Haines at his best, the music sensitively played from start to finish. The most remarkable is his ability to conjure up so much varietal fruit with only 12.1% alcohol – normally the sauvignon blanc dragon would be threatening. So, forgetting numbers, the flavour set of white peach and grapefruit, intermixed with cashew, is totally commanding. Did I say value? YES.” 2018 James Halliday Wine Companion