The Founder

2015 Barossa Valley Mataro
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The Founder

The “Founder” Mataro is named after 1st generation, William John Seabrook,(fondly known as WJ). WJ was born into a family of builders in Tasmania but his thirst for wine drew him to Victoria. Here he worked under the guidance of ‘Greig and Murray’ where he learnt his craft as a wine merchant. Over a short period of time WJ absorbed all the knowledge he needed and in 1878 began his own business W.J. Seabrook that was to be the start of a 4 generational 100 year wine business.

Tasting Notes

The Mataro has a lifted aroma of black tar, leather and forest floor fruits. The palate is rich and intense with layers of black fruits, cedar and tanned leather. The soft tannins are perfectly tucked in the tightly wound palate and the soft acidity frames the wine perfectly.

Vintage Conditions

The 2015 harvest got off to a good start, with 2 inches of rain in early January. This set the vines up nicely for the ripening period.  The Riesling vines canopy held up through the warm days of February, with just a touch of extra irrigation required through Feb.  No heatwave conditions meant we have good yields, and some of the best quality fruit we’ve seen in a few years.

Vineyard Region

Tanunda, Barossa Valley,  South Australia

Our estate vineyard lies at the base of Mengler’s Hill in the Eastern Foothills of central Barossa. Its sandy soils on top of red clay present ideal conditions & suitability for many varieties. The 20 acre block is appox 30 yrs old & planted 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Mataro, 25% Shiraz. It consistently produces low yield premium wines with structural, savory concentrated fruit rich in dark berry fruits.

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The Founder

The “Founder” Mataro is named after 1st generation, William John Seabrook,(fondly known as WJ). WJ was born into a family of builders in Tasmania but his thirst for wine drew him to Victoria. Here he worked under the guidance of ‘Greig and Murray’ where he learnt his craft as a wine merchant. Over a short period of time WJ absorbed all the knowledge he needed and in 1878 began his own business W.J. Seabrook that was to be the start of a 4 generational 100 year wine business.

+ Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The Mataro has a lifted aroma of black tar, leather and forest floor fruits. The palate is rich and intense with layers of black fruits, cedar and tanned leather. The soft tannins are perfectly tucked in the tightly wound palate and the soft acidity frames the wine perfectly.

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Vintage Conditions

The 2015 harvest got off to a good start, with 2 inches of rain in early January. This set the vines up nicely for the ripening period.  The Riesling vines canopy held up through the warm days of February, with just a touch of extra irrigation required through Feb.  No heatwave conditions meant we have good yields, and some of the best quality fruit we’ve seen in a few years.

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Vineyard Region

Tanunda, Barossa Valley,  South Australia

Our estate vineyard lies at the base of Mengler’s Hill in the Eastern Foothills of central Barossa. Its sandy soils on top of red clay present ideal conditions & suitability for many varieties. The 20 acre block is appox 30 yrs old & planted 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Mataro, 25% Shiraz. It consistently produces low yield premium wines with structural, savory concentrated fruit rich in dark berry fruits.

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