The vineyard was severely burnt in the 2020 bushfires in the Cobargo region. Since then our priority has been to re establish the vines, restoring surviving ones and replanting others.
The first wines since the fires are being released in mid 2021 in limited supplies. Available are Verdelho, Tempranillo, Rose and Natural Sparkling. Next year we also expect to have Savagnin and a new Italian white variety, Fiano.
Rusty Fig Wines takes its name from the native Rusty Fig tree, also known as the Port Jackson, which grows on the slopes of Gulaga mountain overlooking the vineyard.
Due to the close proximity of our vineyard to the sea at nearby Bermagui, our wines display typical cool climate characteristics.
Dry and crisp, with subtle flavours of citrus and nuts for the whites, and berries for the red.
Because of the high acidity associated with cool climate wines, they age well, developing added richness over time.
Whites in our own cellar are drinking beautifully 8 years after bottling.