Riverina, NSW, AustraliaBeelgara has a long history as a winery dating back to 1930, when it was founded by Italian immigrants. Located in the Riverina Wine District of New South Wales, the winery has a rich resource in local quality fruit as well as sourcing from other vineyards. The climate is generally hot and dry with rainfall spread relatively evenly throughout the year. The Riverina is slightly cooler than the South Australian Riverland and Victorian Murray Darling regions. Grape growing is reliable and yields are moderate to high with a minimal disease load. Wines are made by Rod Hooper, an accomplished winemaker with over 30 vintages to his name. A graduate of Roseworthy Agricultural College with a Bachelor of Oenology, Rod gained international winemaking experience with vintages in California, France and Germany. He has worked as winemaker for Penfold’s, Hardy’s, Goundrey and Leasingham. Winery website
The SSB shows an elegant, fresh style with a bouquet of citrus and tropical notes.
The Shiraz is a medium bodied red with a bouquet of dark plums, cracked pepper, and hint of cedary French oak.