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‘Blue Eyes’

Gamay   |   Adelaide Hills - Australia


Gamay is on the rise in Australia, particularly in the Adelaide Hills. The fruit comes from Sam’s Eureka Vineyard in Woodside, an old gold mine with lots of quartz. The wine was named after Louis and Hannah’s daughter, Zoe, who was born in 2020 with blue eyes, despite neither of her parents having them. They have an electric brightness that lights up your mood just like this ethereally beautiful Gamay.

From vines planted in the early 2000s and regrafted in 2018, the Gamay is brought into the cellar to ferment spontaneously open-top fermenters. The last vintage was entirely de-stemmed; 2022’s regime is a mix of whole bunch, de-stemmed, and extended carbonic maceration. The wine spends 10-30 days on its skins before being pressed off.  It spends 8 months in neutral oak before being bottled without fining or filtering, and just a small sulfur addition.



  • Grapes: 100% Gamay
  • Vineyard: Eureka Vineyard
  • Vine Age: Planted early 2000s, grafted in 2018
  • Soil Type: Ironstone and quartz over clay
  • Viticulture: Sustainable - practicing organic
  • Fermentation: Native — mix of whole bunch, de-stemmed, and extended maceration carbonic
  • Skin Contact: 10-30 days
  • Aging: 8 months in neutral oak
  • Alcohol: 11.9%
  • pH: 3.22
  • Total Acidity: 7.1 g/L
  • Total SO2: 51 ppm
  • Total Production: 227 cases

Tasting Notes

A fragrant wine, so light and refreshing, yet deeper and more inquisitive this vintage. It has lovely red cherry fruit and potpourri notes, plus a touch of spice at the back of the throat. The finish has lingerings of freshly tilled earth and an almost saline quality on the palate. Enjoy this one ever so slightly chilled.

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