None of this could have worked without the ongoing help of numerous men and women of the south-west. Particular appreciation goes to Angelo and Wendy Diletti who have given every assistance in making sure the ‘herded cats’ stayed in the wheelbarrow at vintage.
To Siobhan and Michael, who shared it all but have now done what good children must do and have ‘flown the coop’ to write their own stories.
From 2002 we had Rob Diletti, then a young winemaker starting out contract winemaking at Castle Rock, the family estate. Rob is now starting to get the national recognition his skill and dedication deserve becoming the inaugural ‘James Halliday Australian Winemaker of the Year’. Well done and well deserved, Rob!
The vignerons of Pemberton have all shown extraordinary patience and generosity in allowing us to follow a very steep learning curve. Year after year we were surprised when in retrospect we looked back twelve months and thought how little we knew before the vintage began.
To Kate Haslam and John Walters our Webmasters Extraordinaire who can take a scattering of unrelated thoughts and turn them into a rational presentation. Thanks also to Kwozo Web Design/WA Consulting for updating the website and keeping it as fresh as the taste of our wines!