Our labels are inspired by Gaye Paterson, an Australian artist who has lived and exhibited in Asia, Europe and the USA. The world of wine and art is a comfortable union, with the time and energy spent producing a fine bottle of wine comparable to a work of art. The creation of its label no exception.
Nick Spencer Wines
Nick Spencer Wines is a small wine company dedicated to producing exceptional, hand crafted wines that honour the New South Wales landscape.
Producing award winning wines for nearly two decades, Nick’s passion and remarkable talent for considered, quality wines is evident in every bottle.
Nick has worked for notable producers across the industry including Rosemount, Coldstream hills, Madew wines, Tertini wines, and most recently, proudly lead the team at Eden road for almost a decade.
Nick has received extensive industry recognition, winning the 2009 jimmy watson memorial trophy, the national wineshow trophy for best shiraz in 2011; as a Len Evans tutorial scholar in 2011, as a finalist in the Young Guns of wine award in 2011 and a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the year in 2014.
Nick made wine in Khakheti, Georgia for several years, has toured extensively through France, New Zealand and Californian wine regions and is a regular judge at many regional and national wine shows including Royal Sydney, Royal Queensland, Royal Melbourne and the New South Wales Wine awards.
Nick Spencer Wines produces two reds from Gundagai which pay homage to the great Australian red blends of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The Light Dry Red as the name suggest is a light bodied style of wines inspired by the famous Australian 'Red Burgundies. The Medium Red Blend pays tribute to the the old Australian 'Clarets' and is medium bodied in style.
Stretching from Tumut in the south-east to Temora in the north-west and Junee in the west, Gundagai is an undulating region varying between 200 and 300 metres in altitude. Most Vineyards in the region are planted on red podsol soils rich in oxidised iron stone. Gundagai is bounded by other well known wine regions with Hilltops to North West, Canberra to the East and Tumbarumba to the South. The region is warm and dry and best suited to red wine production.
Tumbarumba sits in the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales. The Kosciuszko National Park lies to the east and the Murray River and Gundagai wine region to the north west.
The first vineyards were planted in 1980 and is now a genuine cool climate region well recognised for producing outstanding Chardonnay and aromatic varieties.
The soils vary from deep red basalt to white decomposed granite and shaped derived soils.
The altitude varies depending on the individual vineyard with some vineyard sitting above 800 meters above sea level and the lowest vineyard lying below 400 meters above sea level.
Jimmy Watson Trophy - 2009
Five Stars - James Halliday
Top Ten best new wineries - James Halliday 2019
Len Evans scholar - 2011
Winemaker of the Year finalist - Gourmet Traveller Wines
2018 Gundagai Medium Red Blend - 96 points (Wine Companion)