Down to Earth
South Western Australia
Based in Margaret River, Down to Earth is an agribusiness with a focus on contract vineyard management. They have been operating in the South West corner of Australia for 20 years and their knowledge of the region runs deep. The South West includes Margaret River, Geographe, Blackwood Valley and the sub regions of Great Southern, being Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongorup.Down to Earth have 800 hectares under management. Within this extraordinary resource they have secured access to exceptional vineyards to produce wine. The wines are made at contract facilities in Margaret River.
Established in 1949, Producta Vignobles brought together a group of 18 Bordeaux co-operative wineries that have been growing grapes and making wine since the 1930s. Producta represents the interests of 2500 growers who farm 20,000 hectares, principally in Bordeaux and also other regions in south-west France. The vineyards of Producta produce 25% of the total production of Bordeaux.
The better known Bordeaux appellations produce great wines but of necessity these wines are priced for the top shelf. The best hunting grounds for great and affordable wines are in the lesser publicised regions such as Entre-Deux-Mers, Bergerac and Périgord.
Idyll Wine Co
South Eastern Australia
Idyll is located near the city of Geelong, adjacent to Melbourne. It is a family owned partnership with an annual crush of 15,000 tonnes.
The Geelong location is pivotal within Australia’s South East and provides Idyll with a diverse catchment af grape growing regions. In South Australia, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley are all highly respected regions producing distinctive wines. In Victoria and New South Wales, Swan Hill and Big Rivers respectively are the engine rooms for the major volume of Australia’s wine production.