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We strive to deliver individual wines of flavour, character and balance by working with low yielding vineyards and using minimal wine making techniques to preserve the vineyard's natural goodness.

The Wanderer is made by Andrew Marks who is based at his family vineyard, Gembrook Hill, in the Upper Yarra Valley.

Wines

Upper Pinot 2010

The Wanderer Upper Yarra Pinot Noir 2012

Single vineyard wine from Yellingbo, at the Southern end of the Yarra Valley. Cane pruned MV6 clone on volcanic red soil with Nth Eastern aspect at 200m elevation.

30% whole bunches. Cold soak and fermentation in open fermenters. Selected yeast. Hand plunged. Large format oak. 30% new Damy Alliers French oak for 11 months on lees. Tasted frequently touched rarely.

Price (Incl. GST): $55.00

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El Wanderer Alt Emporda Carinyena 2010

Sourced from a hundred year old single vineyard of bush vine Carinyena, Catalonia Spain. For full description see Stories.

1908 plantings on rootstock. 10% whole bunches. Cold soak and fermentation in open fermenter. Selected yeasts. Hand plunged and pumped over. 30% new French oak for 11 months on lees.
Imported by The Wanderer.

Price (Incl. GST): $55.00

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The Wanderer Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Single vineyard wine from Tarrawarra in the lower Yarra. Spur pruned MV6, 777, D4V6 and G5V15 clones on sandy loam soils with north western aspect at 140m elevation.

Entirely destemmed. Cold soak and fermentation in open fermenters. Selected yeasts. Hand plunged. Large format oak. 30% new Damy Alliers French oak for 11 months on lees.

Price (Incl. GST): $35.00

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The Wanderer Yarra Valley Shiraz 2012

Single vineyard wine from Dixons Creek at the North end of the Yarra Valley. Spur pruned 30 year old vines on shallow loam over heavy clay soils. Easterly aspect at 160m elevation.

10% whole bunches. Warm ferment to 37C in open fermenters. Selected yeast. Hand plunged. Only old large format oak. On lees for 11 months. Superb.

Price (Incl. GST): $35.00

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The Wanderer Upper Yarra Chenin Blanc 2013

Single vineyard wine from Wesburn. Cane pruned 30 year old vines on grey loam soils over clay. North westerly aspect at 200m elevation.

Destemmed whole berries left to soak 24 hrs before being crushed and pressed into old large format French oak. Some solids to give texture and funk. Kept on lees for 9 months before bottling.

Price (Incl. GST): $25.00

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The Wanderer Yarra Valley Rose 2011

We're celebrating this summer with Rosé! Not your average squeaky clean and sickly sweet number, this is a wine with attitude!

Pale salmon colour with full blown hairy chested funk on the nose, and just the right amount of juicy texture to keep you going back to the ice bucket for more. Serve chilled throughout Summer.

Price (Incl. GST): $22.00

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Stories

El Wanderer

El Wanderer is a single vineyard wine made from hundred year old bush vine Carinyena vines. Carinyena is the local Catalan word for Carignan, a red grape variety found along the Mediterranean rim that produces medium bodied fragrant wines of rustic charm.

The vineyard from which this wine is made was crafted in a very special part of the world. The Emporda is a little known wine region an hour and a half north of Barcelona. It is in the north eastern most corner of Spain, right at the French border.

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Catalunya and France

Chenin Blanc

From a mature vineyard in the Upper Yarra. It was hard to resist the challenge of making wine from the only Chenin Blanc grapes in the Yarra Valley.

The vineyard had languished untended for a number of years before the property changed hands. With the change of ownership a great deal of energy was invested in the renewal of the vineyard. The vines needed a very hard pruning and thus did not yield any grapes for the first year. This inaugural release celebrates the rejuvenation of the vineyard.

In the winery the aim was to produce a “euro” style dry white. Not overly aromatic but with great texture and mouthfeel. The wine is showing great promise at this early stage. As Chenin Blanc is renowned for producing age worthy wines we are looking forward to seeing how the wine develops with age.

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News

El Wanderer at home and away

Jane Faulkner talks to Andrew Marks about El Wanderer Carinyena 2009, and the exciting possibilites of making great wine abroad.

Jane Faulkner, 'Emissaries of Taste', The Age, Epicure, 15 November 2011

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El Wanderer - an obsession realised

Jane Faulkner, The Age, 19 November 2011

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PO Box 233, Gembrook,
Victoria 3783
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