As you’ve probably guessed, cycling also plays a big part in my life!
Growing up on a farm, as a kid the only way to get around was 2 legs or 2 wheels. I chose the latter and this kicked off a life long obsession with all things that roll.
Rouleur was born from hours spent in the saddle, exploring the terrain of my two favourite places – Yarra Valley, where I grew up and later McLaren Vale, where I worked for several years. Rolling around, stopping at grower vineyards, talking to people, hearing their story and sharing mine offered a unique perspective on both wine regions.
I still love cycling, particularly in the Yarra Valley and McLaren Vale. Beautiful places and passionate people, It’s hard not to feel inspired here.
The Rouleur philosophy is pretty simple. We source exceptional parcels of fruit from quality vineyards and growers to make wine that we, and hopefully you, like to drink. We tend to pick on the earlier side, seeking bright natural acid, freshness and lift without sacrificing flavour. Our aim is to capture terroir by not 'messing with the natural order' too much, keeping winemaker inputs and additions to a minimum. Rouleur wines are handmade in small batches to deliver our take on the varieties and vineyards we work with. A delicious and personal perspective on each vintage year.
For me, Rouleur is the merging of my life’s rolling journey in wine. A tilt of the hat to someone lost but not forgotten and a nod to the road less traveled.