With Geoff’s 40 years winemaking experience at Pirramimma, Louise and son Andrew made the family decision, instead of selling the fruit, we’d release a brand from our mature Kuitpo, Wattle Park Wines Vineyards. Thus more winemaking duties for Geoffrey. The sensational 2010 Vintage was selected for the inaugural Wattle Park release, which was limited to 2 wines, a straight varietal Shiraz and a Saint Emilion like blend with Merlot dominant, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot completing the tripartite.
Andrew Johnston whom manages the Pirramimma Vineyards, is also hands on at Wattle Park Wines at Kuitpo Hills, ensuring that pristine fruit is produced.
Andrew has worked a vintage at Chateau Haut Goujon, in Pomerol, Saint Emilion and also a vintage with The Frank Family Winery, Napa Valley, returning in each December, to manage the vineyards and harvests at Pirramimma and Wattle Park Wines.
The Wattle Park Wines label was modelled on the Australian Golden Whistler, which is abundant and vibrant in our 30 acre Heritage listed enclave. The Golden Whistler has a range of wonderful singing and whistling tones. The Heritage listing was endorsed in 1995 to protect the rare native orchids, the Donkey Orchid, Green Comb Spider Orchid, Waxlip and many others.