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2021 Releases from Place of Changing Winds

Place of Changing Winds is a high-density vineyard located in central Victoria between Mount Macedon and Mount Bullengaroo and its name is a translation of Warekilla, in the local Wurundjeri language. It's the brainchild of wine importer Robert Walters, who works in the vineyard and winery alongside Remi Jacquemain and Tom Trewin. They release two sets of wines: Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their own vines and Syrah and Marsanne from two grower vineyards further north. Their Estate range comes from a rocky site at 500m elevation, surrounded by forest and native plantings, where vines only comprise 3.1 ha out of the 33 ha covered by the whole property. The site is organically certified and planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at really high-density, ranging from 12,500 to 33,000 vines/ha, a unique feature in Australia (or even in Burgundy where 10,000 vines is deemed high density). Everything is managed on site, from the cellar - located just next to the vineyard to minimise handling - to bottling. Of the two grower vineyards that make up the rest of their range, one is located in the Heathcote region, on the famed red ‘Cambrian’ soils of the Mt Camel Ranges, while the other one is 85 km to the north - in Harcourt - on pure, granitic sandy soils.