Featured Red Wine for April – 2015 The Story Grampians ShirazPublished on April 9, 2022
Rory Lane started making wine with no family background in the industry, and a questionably vocational degree in ancient Greek tragedy, comparative literature and politics. “We named our winery The Story over a few drinks with friends back in 2003. I explained that we seemed to lack all the usual ingredients to a grand winery name. We owned no vineyards, so couldn’t name it after that, or a hill, creek, valley or river. Our friend concluded “you just have the stories that go along with how you make it”, and we loved the way it connoted a connectedness to others, a sharing, and a present tense. It felt current, and it felt like a way to talk to people. Every wine is a story.”
The Story Wines is a boutique winery in the suburbs of Melbourne, making wines from the Grampian hills. Established in 2004 among the new wave Victorian winemakers. The Story has built a reputation and quality to now be poured in Australia’s best restaurants.
The featured Winecroft red wine for April is the 2015 The Story Grampians Shiraz, a beautifully fruited, balanced and structured red wine. It’s alive with red cherries and plums together with woody herbs and floral notes. There’s an edge of smokiness with traces of cracked black peppers. A fresh and lengthy finish.
This wine is on the winelist of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the two Michelin starred restaurant in Knightsbridge, London.