John and Patricia Kennedy have been working their plot of land in the region as first generation farmers for more than 35 years. With extensive experience producing high-quality produce, the family decided to purchase a prime position block on the Mount Camel Range to establish a vineyard. In the early 2000s they planted Shiraz, followed by Mourvèdre and Tempranillo in 2007.
Eldest son Sean and his young family work alongside John and Pat, running the farm and vineyard. Youngest son Gerard now heads up the winemaking side of the business, working with the team at Kooyong to produce this range of authentic wines that deliver a true expression of place and time, with elegance and freshness.
"We believe that quality wines start in the vineyard. For this reason, we view grape growing and production as such an important step in the process. We put a lot of emphasis on the production of high quality fruit from our low yielding vines and believe this goes along way to allowing us to take a more hands off approach to our winemaking. All of our wines receive minimal intervention from day one...
Everything is wild fermented, wild Malo, no corrections nor filtration or fining and with minimal SO2 added."