First Vintage 2009 Shiraz
Dolan Sobels and Hope 'Squatters Three' Clare Valley Merlot Cabernet 2017
Region: Clare Valley
By 1845 most of the good grazing and farming land north and south of Adelaide was being settled. Vines were planted as part of the farming mix though this is different to planting a vineyard as a commercial enterprise and in the Clare the inspiration came from the Jesuits at Sevenhills from the 1850s and 1860s.The pace gathered in the 1890s and by 1904 there was 617 acres of vineyards.
The Clare Valley is an important premium producer as part of the Adelaidean-Mount Lofty range and over the years we have made many magnificent Clare reds. The first of the Squatters Three, a brand paying homage to three pioneers, Dolan, Sobels and Hope was a Shiraz 2009. We have nurtured this wine in barrel for a few years and know you will find it a wonderful addition to your drinking. The wine is made in the manner of the Leasingham Bin 56 of the 1970s-1980s.