ERNEST SCHUETZ ESTATE
Ernest Schuetz Estate Wines is a boutique wine producer located in the premium wine growing region of Mudgee, NSW.
"Ernest Schuetzs involvement in the wine industry started in 1988 at the age of 21. Working in various liquor outlets and as a sales representative for Miranda Wines, McGuigan Simeon and, later,Watershed Wines, gave him an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the wine market. In 2003 he and wife Joanna purchased the Arronvale Vineyard (first planted in 91) in the micro-valley of Menah, at an altitude of 530m. When the Schuetzs acquired the vineyard it was planted to merlot, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, and they have since grafted 1ha to riesling, pinot blanc, pinot gris, zinfandel and nebbiolo. The estate plantings have been complemented by other varieties purchased from other growers. A new cellar door was opened in March 12 at the old Frog Rock site. Ernest Shuetz has had outstanding success at the Mudgee Wine Show."
Review by James Halliday