Luke is one of the original gangstas so to speak of the ‘next chapter’ of Australian wine nearly twenty years on with his eponymous label. In 2010 he began to make a bit of Nebbiolo from the Denton Vineyard in the Yarra Valley and nine years later he and Rosalind have purchased land to plant many clones of Nebbiolo a good ways north of the Yarra. He’s not giving up Chardonnay and Syrah…yet…as Nebbiolo and the new ‘Sparkletown Vineyard’ surely have great things in store.
Eris Asimov of the NY Times visited Luke and had his eyes opened in a major way. Read about it here.
Photo credit to Sean Fennessy for The New York Times article titled “Leaving it all behind for the love of Nebbiolo”, March 7, 2019