Ross's winemaking background dates to watching his father, an Italian immigrant to Australia, anually make wine using a basket press and rubber boots.
Ross started experimenting, using his own winemaking techinques, making batches of wine with friends. After completing a winemaking course in 1996, Ross decided to get a bit more serious about it all.
Returning from a wine tasting trip through Coonawarra, driving in a car with not air-conditioning at the end of a long hot day, Ross noticed a mirage like haze over the vineyards. It was HAZYBLUR....
the rest as they say... Cheers Ross & Robyne View all Hazyblur Wines
About McLaren ValeView a map of McLaren Vale wineries
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.