Justin McNamee established Samuel's Gorge in 2003 in a farm shed built in 1853 overlooking the Onkaparinga River National Park located in the Seaview sub-region of McLaren Vale. The historic property was owned by Sir Samuel Way,variously Chief Justice of the South Australian Supreme Court and Lieutenant Governor of the state. The Samuel's Gorge label is an impression of the rugged landscape that is viewed from the winery. Samuel's Gorge is a mosaic of dreams, with one principal philosophy, that of place.
Specialising in four key varietals Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre and Tempranillo, grapes are strategically sourced from a range of sites and soils in order to achieve great depth and complexity of flavour.
The wines of Samuel's Gorge are hand crafted wines that are distinctly Australian with reference to the old world for texture, complexity and harmony. Having great patience, the fermentations of each parcel of fruit are long and slow in open slate fermenters lined with beeswax which date back 100 years. The grapes are pressed off using traditional basket press methods with the wines being transferred to oak to mature. These many components are then blended together to achieve harmony within each of the Samuel’s Gorge wines.View Wines from Samuel's Gorge