Brini Estate Wines
The wine (Sebastian Shiraz) is filled with character and delivers the sort of memorable pleasure associsated with long Sunday lunches. The wine reflects what life is all about - for living"
Located in the heart of Blewitt Springs, South Australia.
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In 2000 Sebastiano's sons John and Marcello established Brini Estate Wines to produce small batches of premium quality wines from the vineyard they grew up on. The single vineyard wines embody the regional characteristics of Blewitt Springs: distinguished, rich berry flavoured and elegant.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
The undulating slopes provide good drainage allowing deep root growth and subsequently robust vines that can tolerate long periods of hot dry weather.
The vineyard soil type is predominantly sand to sandy loam over clay with vast gravel and ironstone outcrops. The deep extensive root system on the old vines obtains nutrients and elements from the clay and from ironstone, a rare soil structure not readily found in Australian vineyards. This creates wines with unique flavours and characteristics.
Blewitt Springs has a typical rainfall in the range 560mm (22 inches) to 710mm (28 inches) per year. The majority of rain falls in winter with little rain in summer. Summer is typically hot and dry allowing for ideal ripening conditions. Most of the vines on the property were established without irrigation, so they have deep, well established root system. Vines are only marginally irrigated when required from the limited fresh water collected in the 4 dams on the property.
Shiraz - Six blocks planted between 1947 and 1997
Grenache - Three blocks planted between 1948 and 1964
Mataro planted in 1997
Merlot planted in 1998
Chenin Blanc planted in 1960
Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1984