The vineyard was planted in 1998/1999 by Daniel and his father with Shiraz being the only plantings. The Cutting vineyard has an elevation of 265 meters and sits on a hilltop site in the Stone well sub- region of the Barossa Valley. A portion of the grapes is sold as premium quality to local wineries producing single vineyard wines. The vineyard has a multitude of soil types, which adds to the complexity of the resultant grapes and subsequent wine.
In 2018 The Cutting was launched by Belinda and Daniel as a family venture specialising in premium Shiraz production. Belinda hails from South Africa where she spent her formative winemaking years with brief learning stints in Sonoma, Marlborough, Bordeaux and the Douro Valley. Belinda made the first wine from The Cutting vineyard in 2014 in an old shed with no winemaking equipment and despite the limitations, the quality impressed and a few years later, The Cutting was launched.
In 2019, The Cutting Shiraz won ‘Best 2017 Shiraz’ at The Marananga Wine Show, Australia’s only subregional wine show. At the 2020 Barossa Wine Show, The Cutting 2018 Shiraz was awarded a Gold Medal with 96 points. In April 2021, The Cutting’s very first Grenache was released. ‘The Outlier’ Grenache is a small volume (only 288 bottles produced) of Grenache made from 70-year-old Barossa Valley vines.
Working with small batches means that meticulous attention to detail is paramount, but at the same time Belinda believes in restrained winemaking to allow the vineyard site to resonate in the wines.
- Number of bottles produced: 1.440
- In charge of winemaking: Belinda van Eyssen
- In charge of vineyard management: Daniel McDonald
- Name of Company contact: Belinda van Eyssen
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +61 (0) 467 596 340
- Website: https://the-cutting.com.au/
439 Stonewell Road
Tanunda, South Australia 5352