The first vintage of this wine was in 2014 and it was a bit of a fortunate accident. I wasn't planning to make a Barbera that year, but close to harvest the growers Tony and Josie Ferraro asked me to take a look at it. I've always loved the Italian Barberas that Italian Barberas that I've tried, but had never really been impressed by the Australian examples. At this stage the fruit had no home, and I hate seeing good fruit being left on the vine so I thought I'd give it a go. And what a success it turned out to be - that first vintage sold out in 3 weeks! It is now one of my most popular wines and one of my most consistent - it doesn't seem to be as affected by vintage conditions as most varieties.