In winemaker Justin McNamee’s own words; Samuel’s Gorge is a Mosaic of dreams, with a principal philosophy of people and place. Established in 2003 and housed in an 1853 built farm shed, the winery and cellar door sit high atop a hill; overlooking the spectacular Onkaparinga River National Park to the north, and the striking waters of waters Fleurieu Peninsula to the south.
Anyone who has spent time with Justin or any of the Samuel’s Gorge team at the cellar door can attest to the pride, passion, connection to the land and commitment to the region present in every wine they make, realizing the true potential of some of the ancient vineyard sites throughout the Vale. With a focus on a small handful of core varieties, the wines of Samuel’s Gorge are crafted by hand and reflect the landscape in which they work. Referencing history for texture, complexity and harmony, they engage patient techniques, utilising indigenous yeast, ensuring ferments are long and slow.