Shaw Vineyard Estate is a family owned and operated business located in Murrumbateman, NSW. The Shaw Family first moved to Murrumbateman over 25 years ago, and in 1989 purchased "Olleyville" the historic 700 acre fine wool producing property dating back to the mid 19th century. The estate is truly a family affair headed by Graeme and Ann Shaw, who oversee the operation. Their two children, Tanya and Michael are both fully employed in the family business as is Tanya's husband Michael.
Shaw Vineyard Estate produces a full range of top quality estate grown fruit which has enabled Shaw Vineyard Estate to consistently make superb quality wines year after year. Located in a prime position within what is described as a cool climate region at an elevation of around 640 metres, the estate is quite unique in that several of the sites with appropriately sloping aspects, and superb soils, have microclimates perfectly suiting the production of outstanding Cabernet.
In fact, the property with around 85 acres under vines including Riesling, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, provides Shaw wines with its entire production, and can lay claim to the fact that they produce 100% estate grown wines. In just a few short years, Shaw Vineyard Estate wines has already been recognised with 10 Trophies and a host of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from various Australian and international wine shows.
Is it true that you have a workforce of over 1800?
It certainly is – they assist us with the vineyard mowing, fertilising and vine shoot thinning. They are very punctual, have no complaints, they’re not members of any unions and have a very strong affinity with the environment. And best of all they work for nothing, except the odd meal. The only downside is they occasionally get a little bit sheepish.