'Swan song' suggests Sam Vinciullo and his wines are going away, he ain't, but his epoch at his southern Margaret River vineyard is over, and he's got other things in the works, to be announced. We've loved watching and being a bit part in Sam's great labour of love. Over the past four years he's pretty much single-handedly farmed his 6.5 hectares of vines with daily attention to organics and dry-growing. He's moving on from this site. He has other things to do. He's done his bit there. He often refers to himself as a hermit, devoted entirely to his quarry in the vines, rarely seeing visitors, fastidious in his approach to zero input winemaking and eking out bright, high-toned, light and yet detailed expressions of Margaret River wines. We love Sam, he's funny, kind, but firm; perhaps his wines are too. Not sure that makes sense, but dream a little. These are rare wines, barely anything has been sent east of the Nullarbor in the past year, but we've got some of them, and they're so very good, so very delicious. Refreshing, tense, rippling with tannin, dusted with herb and spice, frisky and fine. These are some of the last wines to emerge from this vineyard. Nail down some history. Drink with gusto to Sam and his particular and visionary ways.