I feel so bad not posting here in so long. The longer it got the more guilty I became until eventually I couldn't face it. Sorry...
Since I last posted I have done internships at Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley run by the great James Halliday and with his help I have been a stagiaire at Domaine Simon Bize in Savigny-lès-Beaune in Burgundy since 2009. While working at Domaine Bize I fell in love with the terroir of Savigny-lès-Beaune and I have now set up a "nano-négociant" in a garage in Savigny-lès-Beaune making villages rouge and blanc starting with the 2011 vintage. A true garagiste!
My wine label is called Le Grappin and I will be focusing on exploring the lesser known, amazing terroirs of the Côte d'Or — for every Chambertin, there are many hidden gems of vines; not only in Savigny but across the Golden Spike.
I hope you can come by and visit me blogging the beginning of a new wine label — an Australian trying to make his way in one of the oldest wine regions in the world at http://blog.legrappin.com.