As one of Margaret River’s ‘founding five’ wineries, Cape Mentelle pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and today is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines. Established by David Hohnen in 1970, the brand’s reputation exploded in 1983 by winning the coveted Jimmy Watson Memorial Award for the best one-year-old dry red wine, and cemented its position as a premium wine maker with another win in 1984.
“True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. It can’t be gained by interfering” – Tao Te Ching; Chapter 48, Mitchell translation, 1988 Harper Collins
Ron Laughton and daughter Emily McNally are joint vignerons of the Langton’s classified ‘Outstanding’ Jasper Hill Wines.
Quote: “Our aim is to make great wine, with the preservation of nature’s flavours, complexities and balance in our wines by using minimal intervention
The Barossa and Hunter valleys have a lot in common - they both excel at Shiraz and Semillon - yet they also have many fundamental differences.
Come and discover those differences with us as we taste and discuss a carefully-chosen, high-quality range of wines from these two iconic regions, with reference to the influences of climate, soil, history and culture.