Deep in the gentrified surrounds of the English countryside, young Edmund would often take pause to survey the gently rolling fields, and imagine vines, acres and acres of neatly pruned vines. With his father not sharing Edmund’s vision for the family estate, he calmly turned his sights to Australia and patiently bided his time.
Next to the stone cottage that has been home to four generations of the Wilson family there is a small block of gnarled vines. In only the best vintages, we use them to make the Edmund Major Reserve Shiraz, named in honour of the Wilson family forefather who began a viticulture that has now spanned five generations. Matured in French Oak barrels, this is a wine of elegance, intensity and depth that will benefit from extended cellaring.