Competitive success is rewarded in a myriad of ways. For wine it may be a gold medal, in sport, a pennant. Both indicate excellence. Striving for excellence in wine growing strikes a balance between the natural attributes of the land and uncomplicated winemaking. Sometimes the greatest effort is required to strive for simplicity, with detailed attention in the vineyard, an uncompromising approach to fruit selection, uncomplicated winemaking and naturally, the benefits of a great season.
The greatest prize is when this is reflected in the glass.
The Pennant wines stand at the pinnacle of the Oatley family’s winemaking expression. Just two varietals are produced: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. They are handmade wines produced in very limited quantities – from the best barrels off the most prized vineyard blocks.