Duane Coates is one of the quiet achievers of the Australian Wine Scene (Masters in Oenology and an MBA from Adelaide University & soon to become a Master of Wine). His winemaking philosophy is simple: the highest quality fruit from sustainable vineyards (some organic), harvest when properly ripe and a natural winemaking approach (minimal intervention – wild yeasts, unfined, no additions of tannin, enzyme and acid).  Huon Hooke said: “Every wine I’ve tasted of McLaren Vale’s Duane Coates has been excellent…”   Highly impressive wines – a style that bridges the gap between fruit driven Australian style and savoury complex wines of old world Europe.