We’re excited about the arrival of new wines from Sherrah, a small-batch producer from McLaren Vale, South Australia. James Halliday’s Wine Companion featured Sherrah as one of the ‘Top 10 Best New Wineries’ of 2019.
Alex Sherrah focuses on showcasing the varieties best suited to the McLaren Vale region: Fiano, Grenache, Shiraz, and Nero d’Avola.
After meeting with Alex and his wife Liz at a McLaren Vale pub back in 2019, it didn’t take long for us to be certain: We wanted to be the first importer of Sherrah wines into Europe. We wanted to introduce friends and family, and wine enthusiasts alike, to Alex’ hand-made, perfectly balanced wines. Because things don’t always go 100% according to schedule, it took a little longer than planned – but we’re extremely happy to announce that Sherrah wines have finally arrived in Luxembourg!
A little bit about Alex…
Alex Sherrah’s career started with a bachelor of science in organic chemistry and pharmacology, leading him to travel the world, returning home broke and in need of a job. He became a cellar rat at Tatachilla for the vintage and followed this by completing a graduate diploma in oenology at Waite University while working Fridays at Tatachilla, earning the nickname Boy Friday – turning up each Friday in time to do some work and then enjoy the weekly BBQ.
Two vintages of Tatachilla were followed by a job in the Napa Valley, where he worked at Kendall Jackson’s crown jewel, Cardinale, making ultra-premium Bordeaux-blend wines. Before returning to Australia, he’d arranged a job with Knappstein in the Clare Valley, where he worked for two years before moving to O’Leary Walker. While there he was able to complete vintages in Burgundy and Austria.
At the end of 2011 he moved to McLaren Vale and Coriole, where he became Senior Winemaker in ’12, remaining there for six years, before moving on to head up winemaking at Haselgrove, his present day job. Along the way, his girlfriend became his wife and two children ensued.
Wines available now:
– 60 year old Blewitt Springs bush vine Grenache: delicate, aromatic & dry.
– Bright and lifted aromas of lemon zest, white florals and hints of sea spray.
– Bright, confected red fruits blend seemlessly with spice and dried herbs.
– Bush vine Grenache stars in this original blend, Shiraz softens the mid palate and Nero D’Avola brings an Italian twist.
– Dark fruited with fine lingering tannins. A powerful wine in the modern-traditional style.