A refined style of considerable charm, and it has the potential to go further. Lovely drinking.” 95pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review
Winemaker/owner Daniel Balzer aims for stru cture and complexity. Gentle pressing straight to barrel, natural fermentation, occasional lees stiring over 1yr. Simple yet very effective.
“Light straw-yellow colour; appealing bouquet of subtle toasty oak and lemon and grapefruit characters. There is good lemony intensity in the mid-palate which carries long, the fruit doing most of the talking. A refined style of considerable charm, and it has the potential to go further. Lovely drinking.” 95pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review
"It has the depth and ripe flavour that this region achieves with chardonnay. It's powerful, yet the acidity keeps a firm hold on ensuring it's not too much. Citrus and stone fruit together, spice and cedary sweet oak in balance, creamy lees/curd and lemon tang on the finish, the combo makes this spot on." 95pts - Jane Faulkner - Wine Companion
The first release of Willem Kurt wines in 2014. Daniel sources fruit from exceptional vineyards in Beechworth and the Alpine Valleys. He takes a very minimal approach to wine making, enabling the wine to express its varietal qualities, and the nuances of the season in which it was harvested. Having purchased a parcel of land on the edge of Beechworth in 2017, planting of a vineyard is underway and the journey continues.