Wines of the Season: 6Ft6
The legend behind the name
People often ask why the wines are called 6Ft6 and it's quite a story. A story about bravery, about a giant of their time, about a legend and local to Geelong. A man who stood six foot six tall and inspired the adventurous name and spirit of the wines: 6Ft6. In 1803, a convict named William Buckley – who stood tall at six foot six – pulled off a daring escape from the British, and landed at Port Phillip. Stranded, but free, he came across a local indigenous tribe, and the tale goes that he survived the next 32 years living amongst them. These days they call William Buckley a legend – a giant of his time. At 6Ft6, they just know him as Will, the guy who inspired the “Pinot for the people”, and the guy who stood tall at 6Ft6.
6ft6 Shiraz 2017
A true representation of Shiraz, this wine embodies exotic spices and a dash of white pepper, blended with rich berries like dark plums and cherry. Rich supple fruit characters continue onto an elegant palate with velvety smooth tannins to finish.
The 2017 Vintage
Though mother nature threw a few curve balls during the 2016-17 growing season, the Moorabool Valley escaped relatively unscathed. A warm summer and autumn, with some above average rainfall, ensured healthy vines with minimal disease pressure due to the windy, well drained nature of Moorabool Valley.