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ALTAMONT REVOLVES AROUND THE IDEA OF GREAT VINEYARDS, SMALL BATCH WINEMAKING AND NO BOUNDARIES FOR EVERYTHING ELSE. 

WE ALWAYS HEAR "ALL ROADS LEAD TO BURGUNDY” AND WE HAVE CERTAINLY ALLOCATED MORE THAN OUR FINANCIAL SHARE BUYING AND DRINKING WINE DOWN THIS STREET. OUR PASSION FOR PINOT NOIR HAS LED US ON A JOURNEY WITH ALLOT OF BUMPS AND LEARNING CURVES BUT WE HAVE ARRIVED TO OUR FINAL DESTINATION IN PICCADILLY WHICH IS HOME FOR US NOW. 

OUR PINOT GRIS AND PINOT NOIR COME FROM THE SMOKES HILL VINEYARD IN PICCADILLY. FOR THE WINE NERDS THE PINOT NOIR BLOCK IS 100% MV6 CLONE. OUR LITTLE MICRO-CLIMATE STAYS SURPRISINGLY COOL MOVING INTO THE TYPICAL HOT JANUARY AND FEBRUARY FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA SO WE CAN PICK A TOUCH LATER WITHOUT LOSING ACID OR COMPROMISING BALANCE. 

THE SHIRAZ COMES FROM THE SHINING ROCK VINEYARD IN NAIRNE. SHINING ROCK IS 380 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL AND IS PLANTED TO MULTIPLE SHIRAZ CLONES (SOME OF THE OLDEST IN AUSTRALIA). THE VINEYARD IS FULL OF QUARTZ AND THE STONEY SOIL PROFILE GAVE US A LITTLE GLIMPSE OF NORTHERN RHONE. 

WE MADE A CHARDONNAY FROM LENSWOOD BACK IN 2013 AND WILL PROBABLY HAVE A CRACK AGAIN IN 2018 IF A CERTAIN GROWER GIVES UP THE GOODS (PICCADILLY FRUIT). 

OUR WINEMAKER, MICHAEL SAWYER (SOY LATTE) HAS DONE VINTAGES IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY, THE RHONE VALLEY AND BACK HOME IN MCLAREN VALE AND BRINGS AN AWESOME OLD WORLD MEETS NEW WORLD APPROACH TO WHAT WE DO IN THE WINERY EVERYTHING IS HAND HARVESTED, WHOLE BUNCH PRESSED AND FERMENTED IN BARREL. LEES STIRRING GENERALLY OCCURS ON MOST WINES. 

WE DONT HAVE A CELLAR DOOR BUT ALWAYS HAPPY TO POUR A GLASS WITH PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. 

THANKS FOR READING AND JOINING US ON THE JOURNEY.