This family owned and operated winery is located in South Australia’s Clare Valley, with its wines produced exclusively from Clare Valley fruit. Tim Adams began his career in 1975 as a cellar hand at the Stanley Wine Company, mentored there by revered Australian wine industry pioneer Mick Knappstein and rising by 1982 to the position of winemaker.
Our twenty-second release of The Fergus is named after our neighbor who was good enough to sell us his Grenache grapes in the vintage of 1993, during a desperate shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet. We quickly realized that a wine born from logistics had real potential as a medium, but soft style with immediate food compatibility.
Cabernet Sauvignon has long been recognised as an excellent, consistent variety that performs well in the Clare Valley. The addition of Malbec adds to the complexity of the mid-palate contributing violet, mulberry, added texture and richness.