Blending of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon ensures the great Australian red wine style of the 1950’s and 60’s is not lost. Early Australian winemakers began to forge their own paths by blending varieties that had not traditionally been found together. The splicing of two great things doesn’t always produce something better. But, in some cases, the alchemy of winemaking weaves its magic to create a wine more interesting and complex than the separate components. We’ve named this wine in acknowledgement of our grape growers who spend the cold Barossa winters hand pruning in the traditional rod and spur method.