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About Giant Steps

In 1997 Phil Sexton arrived in the Yarra Valley in search of altitude, aged soils, slopes of exposure, regular rainfall and cool to cold night time temperatures and a gentle breeze off the protecting mountain ranges. Why, because he wanted to grow amazing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit to make wines of purity and finesse.

Steve Flamsteed, Chief Winemaker of Giant Steps since 2003 has set about creating a range of Single Vineyard wines that personify each site. The Yarra Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were then created, clearly displaying the Yarra Valley fruit in a simple, textural and affordable light.

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Single Vineyard Range

The Giant Steps Single Vineyard range is produced from the most

site-expressive fruit off the best vineyards in great years. Each single vineyard wine tells a story about the vineyard, vintage and variety.

 

Production of these wines is very limited with some vineyards producing as little as 200 cases.

Shelley completed her winemaking degree in 1999, making her first wines at Haselgrove Wines in McLaren Vale. It was the start of a connection to the region that has grown into a broader passion for South Australia's history and varietals. Like most young winemakers, she was lured overseas to complete vintages in France and California. Shelley returned to McLaren Vale in 2008, commencing her work with Jackson Family Wines' Yangarra Estate Vineyard.

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