FIELDS, MORRIS & VERDIN IS A SPECIALIST WINE IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR SERVING THE UK’s RESTAURANT AND RETAIL TRADES.

Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia, Australia

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  • Organic
  • Sustainable

Our Wines

  • Rocky Gully Riesling
  • Estate Chardonnay
  • Estate Riesling
  • Isolation Ridge Riesling
  • Rocky Gully Shiraz
  • Estate Shiraz
  • Isolation Ridge Shiraz

Frankland Estate

Frankland River

Background

Frankland Estate was established in 1988 by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam who continue to be actively involved in every aspect of the vineyard and winery. They are now assisted by their daughter Elizabeth Smith, son Hunter Smith and a small, hardworking team who enjoy the diverse and idiosyncratic challenges associated with working in a family business.

The Isolation Ridge vineyard lies on part of a farm where the family have run a wool growing enterprise since 1974. The decision to diversify their farming interests was inspired and informed by a tour of French vineyards Barrie and Judi undertook in 1985 and also by two vintages they worked at Chateau Senejac in Bordeaux. The Isolation Ridge vineyard is farmed organically and is Australian certified organic.

The approach to winemaking is based on the principle that the most significant characteristics of a wine come from the soil and the vineyard environment. Frankland Estate aim to make wines that reflect nature rather than the hand of the winemaker. This is the basis of their commitment to sustainable farming and to working the land in accord with the cycles of nature. They carefully nurture the health of the soils in their vineyard and only take from their vineyards as much as can be replaced by natural processes.