Mike De Iuliis, and the namesake winery his parents founded, has been considered one of the "new guard" of Hunter Valley excellence. With exceptional vineyard holdings and a modern winery, Mike has made De Iuliis one of the highest regarded wineries in the region. The wines are classic yet contemporary: age-worthy, elegant, refined and pure.
Planted on the heavy clay soils of the family Lovedale Road vineyard (LDR) in 2008, this unique blend of Shiraz (80%) and Touriga Nacional (20%, a Portugese variety regularly used in the production of Port) has floral fruit characters with savoury Hunter regional structure. While fantastic in its infancy, the wine will build in the cellar for 5+ years.