The dream started long before the acquisition of their Koomooloo vineyard in 1988. Philip spent years investigating and exploring many regions within Australia until by accident he noticed the undulating roll of the countryside when flying over the Orange region of New South Wales. After a few days of intense research into this highland area he returned the next week to find the region had a near-perfect balance of elevation and sunshine.
The adventure began when Philip purchased the land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988. In close proximity to the regions highest peak, Mt Canobolas, Koomooloo vineyard rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone. In detail the Orange region and particularly Koomooloo Vineyard is perfect for the styles of wines Philip is keen to make - In reality understanding the uniqueness of this region has been an unravelling journey. To respect and work a vineyard like Koomooloo to its full potential is sometimes daunting, however the future is too exciting to sleep through.
Philip has been making wine in Australia for more than four decades and he approaches each aspect of wine making with a healthy mix of innovation and unrelenting quality standards.