One of the ‘Best Wineries of the Regions', 5 stars

Posted May 12, 2013

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013

"This is another venture for Zar Brooks and his wife Elena. They met during the 2000 vintage, and one thing led to another, as they say. Dandelion Vineyards and Zonte’s Footstep came along first, and continue, but other partners are involved in those ventures. The lofty aims here are to preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine, the unique old vineyards of SA, and to champion the best clones of each variety, embracing the principals of organic and biodynamic farming. I don’t doubt for one moment the sincerity of the underlying sentiments, but there’s a fair degree of Brooksian marketing spin involved. Having said that, the quality of their first wines is outstanding, easily putting Heirloom Vineyards into the Best New Wineries list. 5 Stars."