Place of Changing Winds is the work of Robert Walters. I met Rob back in the 90s, since when he's had a stellar career in wine. He founded Wine Planet and successfully rode the dot com boom... one of the few to do so. He went on to start Bibendum, which has become one of Australia's top wine importers.
Rob started planting a vineyard in Macedon in 2012. This is a project of perfection, with 'no compromise, no regrets' being the motto. Robs dedication was recognised when Place of Changing Winds was awarded Best New Winery 2022 at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards.
“This wine is a product of a long running collab with Alain and Maxime Graillot, initially made by Luke Lambert, and is where Rob Walters began his wine producing journey. Today it’s the team at Place of Changing Winds who make the wine. There’s an amazing elegance to the palate, which is soft and smooth, without being jammy. It’s a ripe, luxurious wine showing great promise, with a hint of meat and pepper savouriness alongside the ripe fruit. There’s a sleek ripe side to the wine but also some good definition and focus. Very fine, doing a really difficult job of balancing ripeness and freshness really well.” 94 points, Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak.
"It’s an incredibly fresh wine, both in style and in presentation. It’s juicy and refreshing, and for that alone it feels very different to the Heathcote norm. Intricate, lacy, fine-grained, grapey; all these words apply. Cherry, plum, sultana and boysenberry are all evident, as is earth, sweet spice, tobacco, meat and stem. It’s a wine with many positive but its best aspect is its finish, which curls out like smoke rising from an intensely defined source. We’re in good days now but better days yet are ahead. This is an elegant, intricate, filigreed delight." 94+ points, Campbell Mattinson, Winefront.
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