Bannockburn Vineyards was established by Stuart Hooper in 1974.
His vision was to create a vineyard which would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France. Stuart Hooper had a purist, uncompromising approach to quality grape growing and winemaking. He had a strong belief in making wines which genuinely reflect the flavours of the vineyard.
The De La Roche vineyard is possibly unique in this country being a close-planted Shiraz vineyard. Dry-grown, organically managed and low yielding vines.
100% whole bunch fermentation, indigenous yeast, approximately three weeks on skins. Pressed and racked to older puncheons, then lightly filtered and bottled in September, 2014. (167 dozen).