Oscuro Wines aims to bring you hand-crafted single vineyard wines from the Yarra Valley.
Growing up in the Yarra Valley a grandson and son to vignerons, you could say that grape growing and winemaking has always been in my blood. With the family vineyard planted in 1994 in Chirnside Park, I was often involved with viticulture from a fairly young age.
However it has really only been over the past 10 years that my focus has solely shifted to the wine industry which has seen my involvement in many areas of the industry; from retail to operational, harvest work to winemaking and culminating in the creation of the Oscuro Wines label in 2012.
With small parcels of Shiraz fruit from the family 'Yarraland Vineyard' in 2012 sparking the beginning of this new venture, the 2012 Oscuro ‘il principe’ Syrah was born. After an extended period of aging in oak for 24 months, this first vintage was bottled and released in late 2015.
The Oscuro Wines label has a focus on single vineyard, hand-picked fruit from the Yarra Valley and utilises minimal intervention winemaking techniques to showcase each varietal as best we can, as well as expressing the region in which they’re grown.