The fruit of the Chardonnay Bird on a Wire is sourced from a vineyard high up in the Yarra Valley. The vines are 37 years old, which aids in the depth and complexity of the wine. The naturally cool nights and sunny days in the Upper Yarra are perfect for Chardonnay as they help maintain natural acidity whilst the flavours develop in the fruit. As a result no acid adjustment is required in the winery and the line and length of acidity in the finished wine is testament to the growing conditions.
Having learned her craft at Yering Station, Hardy’s and the Rhône’s legendary JL Chave, Caroline Mooney struck out on her own establishing Bird On A Wire in 2008. Her philosophy resonates with those wines to which she was exposed in her childhood. In her own words “it’s about expressing the pedigree of the single vineyards with which she works and the specificity of each season”.