On Sue Trott's Blewitt Springs vineyard, five wild geese have lived for many years, foraging for feed between the rows of vines. Each night they sleep on the waters of the dam, seeking refuge from marauding foxes - hence the name Five Geese.
The Trott family has had a long-standing tradition of growing grapes in the McLaren Vale district. Sue’s son Jonathon has been working in viticulture for over 20 years and has managed his family’s vineyards for the past 15 years. Together, Sue and Jonathon have worked tirelessly to produce premium fruit for the five geese label. As Sue says, “good wine can only be made from good grapes.”
The wines come from vines planted in 1927 and 1965; incredibly old and established vines for Australia, that continue to produce high quality, low-yielding Grenache and Shiraz grapes.
Much to the disappointment of his mother, Jonathon doesn’t actually drink wine! He leaves the tasting to Sue. As Sue’s children have grown and started families of their own, she is hoping that some of her grandchildren will someday join her in the business.View Wines from Five Geese