January 22, 2013
Long before Paul and Mary Clark envisaged their own winery, they were experimenting with the grapes from a vine that Paul reckons must have been all of 150 years old. The Clark’s old property in suburban Adelaide was situated on land that had been part of the old Wynn’s estate and the vine in question was still producing heaps of fruit, growing over a pergola in the back yard...
With a sense of adventure characteristic of Australia’s better boutique winemakers, the Clarks decided to try making wine with the grapes. Paul relates that he simply “got a book” on the subject and started to experiment. The results were amazing, which started the couple thinking seriously about their own winery. But vision needs a plan and Paul’s approach was exceedingly practical.
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