Star Cellar Door
Keppell Smith found in his Beechworth site everything he was looking for. Great aspect, great climate, great soil. Savaterre is perched high on a hill with majestic views overlooking the Alpine ranges. Kep is part vigneron, part vintner, part raconteur. His true love is making refined and age-worthy wines in the Burgundian tradition. In his lingo, wines that “can sit proudly on any table in the world”. Tasting is relaxed, sitting at a long wooden table, taking in Kep’s tales as you gaze at the distant peaks and valleys. There may also be some tasty Japanese cuisine on offer. All matching well with his intense, complex, precision wines: the Estate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Sagrantino. His slated state-of-the-art cellar door with an immersive winery experience will be one to look out for.
TOP DROP: 2019 Savaterre Chardonnay, A$85