Southpaw Vineyard

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Henry and Lucy Rymill are both left-handed, so the choice of name was almost preordained. The same could not necessarily be said of their decision to buy a 6.5ha shiraz vineyard in the Sellicks Foothills at the southern end of McLaren Vale. Henry comes from a distinguished line of vignerons in Coonawarra, and notwithstanding his alarm at ‘a flooding wine lake that may overtake the rising sea … I nurtured a dangerous dream to one day have a vineyard of my own in McLaren Vale. Commonsense, accountants and half of me said don't do it. It's not fair on your family, it will take years to succeed, if at all, and you will become completely despondent. To make it all the more loopy we decided to go biodynamic.' Well, it's not time for suicide just yet, rather a deserved sense of satisfaction. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Kevin O'Brien
Region McLaren Vale
Address Level 1, 30 Flinders Street, Kent Town, SA 5067
Established 2004
Dozens 700
Opening Hours Not
Telephone (08) 8132 1279