After finishing up seeing Hunter Valley’s vineyards from the air in as many ways as possible and checking out their soil profiles that contribute to the great Shiraz and Semillon of the region, the Wineram crew decided to take off south to Canberra in the ACT.
By Colin West
The first winery to ever be stablished in Canberra was called Mount Majura Vineyard. “Establishing a vineyard” isn’t an easy task to do and so Colin desperately wanted to learn a bit more about how one would go about doing that. First however he had to see if he could “spot” any of the limestone plains Canberra was so well known for from the air, this time not just by plane.
WINERAM Productions is a relatively young company with an equally young and energetic entrepreneur behind the name, that guy is Colin West. He first got into the wine industry at the young age of 18, yet being from the USA it was illegal for him to pursue his passion, so he flew to Italy. After deciding the wine industry would be the one and only career path for himself, he enrolled in a wine course in Tuscany where he studied underneath Diletta Frescobaldi of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi wine family. Since this experience with the Frescobaldi family in Italy, he knew he had found his calling with an area that he could use his business experience in, yet that also included an industry full of passion, history, and even art and science.