When you enter Kerri Greens, you will immediately feel at ease and have a sense of playfulness. The atmosphere is casual and unpretentious; it is a place where inquisitiveness is encouraged, children and dogs are welcome, and there is plenty of time and room for exploration.
The Cellar Door, Winery, and Barrel Room are all housed within three water tanks that have been repurposed. The spherical structures are all embedded into the undulating hills and fit in well with the surrounding agricultural scenery. It has an ingenious layout that helps with temperature regulation, which ensures that the cool-climate wines that are stored inside will remain undamaged.
Solar energy is used to power the facility, in keeping with the environmentally conscious mission of the business. Picnic tables and low-slung seating provide visitors panoramic views across the valley and invite them to take part in an informal sampling before encouraging them to sit back, relax, and take it all in.
Although Kerri Greens has earned a name for itself in the industry as a fresh and youthful upstart, the creative wines are shaped by tradition that has been around for quite some time. Local winemaker Tom McCarthy, viticulturist Lucas Blanck, and each of their separate partners, Sarah Saxton and Alyce Blanck, are involved in the label’s creation as a joint venture.
The four young vintners are united by their patient and considerate approach to winemaking as well as their extensive family heritage. Tom is the eldest son of local winemakers Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy of Quealy Wines, whereas Lucas’ father Frederic Blanck is the winemaker of the renowned Domaine Paul Blanck in Alsace. Both of their families are involved in the wine industry.
The group creates wines that are lively and vibrant by employing methods that are environmentally friendly and organic. They do this by tapping into a profound connection to their art. Their ideology can be summed up as follows: “the least amount of intervention, the most amount of caring.”
“After picking the grapes, we aim to intervene as little as possible in the winemaking process in order to ensure that the finished product is true to the origin of the grapes. We make an effort to preserve whatever the vineyard is generating, and a big part of that is allowing the plants and the earth to communicate with one another “, explains Sarah.
The wines have not been filtered or refined and have undergone natural fermentation with only a few additives. The outcomes are self-evident, providing natural variances and contemporary expressions that are a direct reflection of the deliberate and methodical processes used. Sarah explains with a wry smile that “the wines take their time” and that “you can’t always plan around their release.”
Since its inception in 2013, the enterprise has expanded to encompass a total of three vineyards located in Red Hill and Balnarring. These vineyards are referred to as The Duke, Silverwood, and the heritage Hickson property, which was initially planted in 1982. Even though the Peninsula is considered a small wine region, the wines that are made there are extremely diverse, and each bottle of Kerri Greens wine has its own unique tale to tell about the land and location where it was grown.
On the international scene, attention is gradually being bestowed upon the boutique winery that is steadily expanding its operations. They were awarded the title of Australia’s Best Small Cellar Door by Gourmet Traveller in 2021, and in 2022, they are in the running for the Halliday Wine Companion Award for Best New Winery of the Year.
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