Munari Wines is a family owned vineyard located 11kms north of Heathcote at the base of the Mt Ida foothills. Founded in 1993, Adrian Munari’s philosophy has always been, as many traditional winemakers believe: “Understand your site, its soil profile, seasonal climate variation, and thus grow the most appropriate varieties. Don’t be restricted by the past, complement old winemaking principles with the innovative techniques developed in the new world for quality control. Doing so allows room for experimentation and adventure in the attaining of superior expression in the ‘terroir’ of your bottle.”
25 years later the property’s wines have grown from a single Shiraz and a blend (The Schoolhouse Red) into an award winning internationally recognized portfolio. The Shiraz itself, (a stalwart of Heathcote) has been joined by a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, and each year, another Schoolhouse Red blend. In 2005, the first Fortified Shiraz, Shiraz-Viognier, Rosé and a Late Harvest (Viognier-Marsanne) were created. Replicating an attention to detail offered exclusively by Munari Wines.
All of Munari’s wines are designed to contrast with a distinctive individuality and character that accommodates the most complex or the most simplistic of palates. “We want to offer easy drinking wines of great value to those who have no tasting experience and to those who are seasoned veterans”. We apply the same concept to your favourite foods, matching wines for courses and complimenting your dining experience is a concept we strongly believe in.
In 2014, Adrian continues his passion for winemaking and viticulture. Crafting more bold, beautifully rounded and charismatic wines that uphold the reputation of a first class Heathcote wine region.
The Vineyard is positioned on Red Cambrian greenstone foundations, within the strip of super complex mineral deposits. This soil combines with the Mediterranean climate to produce fruit displaying the bold complex concentrated flavours which are distinctively Heathcote “Terroir”, one of Victoria’s premium wine producing areas.
Brilliant deep-red in colour. Showing fresh, bright fruits and bramble, coffee and cocoa notes concurrently. Cedar spice provides the backbone to this wine adding a more savoury edge. With the richness of blackberry conserve, the mid palate is ripe, elegant and well rounded. Brimming with dark plush berries, cooking spices and anise, the fresh acidity combined with seamless tannins produce an attractive and enduring finish. This wine has it all.