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.
"It’s a beautiful piece of craft. Beautiful fruit, beautiful savoury nuances, finessed tannin, convincing in every way. Black cherries, juicy plums, cloves, peppers and smoked herbs. The flavours hit and then spread. The tannin eggs the spread of flavour on. The finish leaves you satisfied and wanting more as if it’s one and the same. It takes a little while to open up, as most of the best wines do; quality loves air. Or wind, in this case. This is a garden of a wine, fertile, growing, friendly, generous. It makes good company."
94 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
“Sweet, ripe and enticing on the nose with some jammy blackberries and notes of pepper and dried herbs. The palate is ripe but lively with a smooth black cherry mid-palate book-ended by some liqueur-like richness and some lively, peppery spiciness. There’s some structure here, and a long, expanding finish with some juicy green notes, and a bit of prickly spiciness. So distinctive, and quite compelling.”
94 points, Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak
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