2018 Dark Horse of the Year: Boat O'Craigo

James Halliday by James Halliday

2 Aug, 2017

Margaret and Steve Graham purchased the property, which is now known as Boat O'Craigo (a tiny place in a Scottish valley where their ancestors lived), in 2003. It has two quite separate vineyards: a hillside planting on one of the highest sites in the Yarra Valley, and one at Kangaroo Ground on the opposite side of the Valley. 

The winery has now passed on to Steve's eldest son, Travers, whose aims have been to explore new grape varieties and wine styles, while simultaneously upgrading the cellar door.