d’Arenberg is one of the most important winemakers in McLaren Vale. Founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, fourth generation, Chester Osbourn took control as Chief Winemaker in 1984. The company made its name making beautiful wines from red Rhone varieties. The previous 10 years have seen Chester produce a variety of white wines just as unique and thrilling. Chester is well known for his loud shirts and infectious character and no one knows their soils and vines better than Chester. Chester works with individual parcels of fruit that display diverse flavour profiles that are influenced by the unique soil characteristics and meso-climates of the vineyards. Each parcel is harvested and vinified separately to highlight the individual characters that contribute complexity to the final blend. The philosophy of Chester and d’Arenberg is to make wines that have great fragrance, fruit palate texture and length. The finish of the wine must have a natural, fine balance of acidity and a complex structure of tannins.