Swan Valley Wines is an indie project out of the wine region of the same name. A younger generation husband and wife looking to change the conversation around the much-maligned region. Yes, it is very warm climate, and yes, the wines have often been average, but new thinking from a more youthful sect of wine producers is moving things along. Of course, Swan Valley is the second oldest wine region in Australia after the Hunter Valley, and there is incredible old vineyards to work with for these ambitious producers. Oh, and they only work with organic farmed fruit.
Here’s a sparkling white wine of great energy and freshness. Eschewing the urge to make Just Another Pet Nat, this is method traditional – fine, frisky, lemony fresh with a little nutty savouriness and a good salty finish. Brisk bubbles, vivacious drinking, generally just YES.