Esteemed Australian wine critic and journalist, Ray Jordan, speaks to winemaker Ben Cane about Duke’s Vineyard and reviews three wines: Single Vineyard Rosé 2022 (92 pts); Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 (92 pts); and Magpie Hill Reserve Shiraz 2021 (95 pts).
Cane Buys Into Duke's Potential
March 23, 2023 by Ray Jordan
For winemaker Ben Cane, the opportunity to own a small winery and do his own thing in the Porongurups of the Great Southern was too good to pass up.
So, early last year, he and wife Sarah bought Duke’s Vineyard, a brilliant little winery best known for its rieslings.
Mr Cane said while he had considered Margaret River, where he worked for a few years at Cape Mentelle, it was a crowded marketplace and the Duke’s purchase offered the potential to “do something in an up-and-coming area.”
“I think it is on the edge of bursting through to the next level, and we look forward to being part of that,” he said....
To learn more about Ben's conversation with Ray Jordan and to view the tasting notes, read the full article on Business News.