You could say the tale of South Australia’s Rollick Wines (
rollickwines.com.au) is one of fate. Born just two weeks apart, delivered by the same doctor in the Barossa Valley, Tash and Jack Weedon moved away from their hometown to pursue careers in winemaking and business respectively. But then, at a mutual friend’s birthday, the two were brought together again – and safe to say the rest is history. After completing vintages in New Zealand and France, the duo have brought their own fun, energetic label Rollick Wines to life.
Tell me about Rollick Wines
Rollick is synonymous with fun and powered by storytelling. We use many of our personal stories on the wines – from how we met to why we picked certain varieties for our wines. They’re all little bits from our lives. We want to appeal to those who are young at heart and adventurous, and also to be part of people’s stories, too.
Do you have a favourite story from your wines?
Some of them are a bit sentimental, while others are a bit silly. The one that captures us the most would be the Friends Wednesday Shiraz, as it represents what’s important to us. We used to have this tradition with our wine industry friends on a Wednesday night where we’d go to someone’s house and we’d all bring a bottle of wine. It was great to try different wines and tell the stories behind them. So it relates to how we want to be generous with the way we do things at Rollick, how we want to be a focal point of someone’s experience and generate those good times.
What’s coming up for Rollick Wines?
We’re releasing our 2021 Hoolay Fiano from the Clare Valley. We’re really excited about this wine as it’s an ode to our mate Arlon Hall (who is also behind the artwork on our labels). We’ve affectionately dubbed him ‘Hoolay’. We wanted to play around with different sites and expressions with our fiano as we really love the variety, so when the opportunity came up to work with a producer out of Clare Valley we took it. We think the wine is very generous with its fruit characters and quite textural, aromatic and also a little left of centre, and that’s Rollick Wines to a tee.