Punt Road Wines Napoleone Vineyard Block 18 2017, Yarra Valley Australia







Who we are…

Everything we do comes from our home in Coldstream…ideas are born here, the grapes are grown here, and our wines are crafted and shared here. As a family owned vineyard and winery, we aim to create wines that reflect the heritage of our site, and the independent, creative energy of the Yarra Valley. Winemaker Tim Shand guides the path of fruit from more than 150 acres of estate-grown vineyards.

Our philosophy…

“We only produce wines from our own vineyard in Coldstream, a deliberate, and to us, significant decision. It gives us the opportunity to put all our focus on our one patch of dirt and provides us with a greater understanding of our site along with 13 vintages of cellar memory to draw on.”

Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard Block 18 2017

A considered foray into gamay, a variety that we think has enormous potential on the warmer north facing slopes on the valley floor.  We bunch thin hard at veraison, as gamay likes to set a big crop. Then we build structure and complexity in the winery, with 50% whole bunch, an extended maceration for a portion on skins, time on lees (unsulphured) in old puncheons . Then a small SO2 add, no finings, light filtration. Bottled Nov 2017.