Konpira Maru

Minimal intervention, maximum care, is the motto of the company which was established in 2013 by Alastair Reed and Sam Cook. Grapes are sourced from south Burnett and the Granite Belt in Queensland, from Kilmore in Victoria and, since 2016, from their own Whitlands vineyard high above King Valley. Alastair comes from a scientific and academic background, and it was while leading the viticulture and winemaking course at the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (now Melbourne Polytechnic) that Alastair met Sam who had returned to winemaking after a stint in the wine trade, including managing at Theatre of Wine. Now with a production of 3500 cases per year they are constantly experimenting, working with a palette of grapes from saperavi to sagrantino, to make wines that are as drinkable as they are irreverent. 

Mount Midoriyama Pet Nat 2019 (Dolcetto, Chardonnay) 
I Dream the Tangerine 2019 (sangiovese, dolcetto) 
Icarus 2018 (cabernet sauvignon, merlot) 
Epicus Doomicus Metalicus 2019 (mourvèdre) 
Jimmykata 2019 (shiraz, sagrantino, schiopettino, pinot noir, pinot meunier)