Domenica Wines is the reincarnation of the previous Ergo Sum joint venture between Rick Kinzbrunner, Michel Chapoutier and Peter Graham. Domenica was established in 2012 when Peter Graham purchased the shares of Kinzbrunner and Chapoutier, and he is now the sole owner and winemaker of the business. He has had 15 years winemaking in Beechworth, and in particular worked both growing and making the wines from the (now) Domenica vineyard since it first produced fruit. Shiraz, roussanne and marsanne are considered by Peter Graham to have a natural affinity with the warm, dry summers, granitic soils, slopes and altitude provided by Beechworth.
Last year, Domenica were flying high, with their absolute barnstorming 2013 Nebbiolo practically selling out in less than 24 hours and the severely limited 2014 vintage doing much the same. All it took was a little word of mouth, a great Wine Front review, and the knowledge that winemaker Peter Graham (who cut his teeth at Giaconda) was starting to reach his strides with the tiny Nebbiolo planting he had on site.
Well, here it is again, the 2015 vintage has landed, and the commotion surrounding this wine continues, with Australia's leading authority on all things Nebbiolo, Gary Walsh from The Wine Front, giving this vintage some massive props and a huge 95 points.