“After 12 months tending to the vines; pruning, shoot-thinning, fruit-dropping we couldn’t bear letting all the grapes go to waste,” she says.
“For us, gin made the most sense.”
Four Winds Vineyard has been run by Sarah’s family for the past 22 years and 2020 was the first vintage that the whole crop had been lost.
“It has been a strange year knowing that we have a large vineyard and the only thing that it produced this year was a gin,” Sarah says.
The Riesling gin is available from the Four Winds Vineyard cellar door and online at fourwindsvineyard.com.au