Every great wine tells a story. It leads you to another place, sharing the beauty of the vineyards where it was produced and the passion of the people who made it.
In 1998, when Lee Flourentzou purchased a small parcel of land in the corner of the world-renowned McLaren Vale, he wanted to create a collection of wines that reflected his own sense of passion, adventure and style. He took his inspiration from one of the greatest stories of all time – The Three Musketeers, and one of its most enduring characters, the legendary Aramis. From that day forward our small team has dedicated itself to crafting wines that tell the story of the soil and vines of our small piece of the stunning McLaren Vale, producing the rich and intensely flavoured wines for which our region is renowned.
Since our first vintage in 2002 Aramis Vineyards wines have enjoyed a great deal of success, winning numerous international accolades and attaining James Halliday 5 star winery status within 3 years. Despite this, we remain committed to the unmistakeable characteristics shared by our namesake:
Integrity – Aramis Vineyards produces hand-crafted, boutique wines. Every grape for our range of Single Estate and Fine Wines comes from our own vineyard, allowing our winemaker and viticultural team to ensure that our exacting standards are always maintained. If a vintage is not good to us, we simply don’t make the wines. No compromises.
Vision – We have never been afraid to do things a little differently. Whether it is setting up a cellar door in the heart of Adelaide rather than in the McLaren Vale, or developing our own national distribution network, we have always done what we feel best represents the independent and audacious Aramis spirit.
Master Craftsmanship – The quality of any story rests in the ability of the narrator to bring it to life. The winemaker at Aramis Vineyards has just this magic touch. He creates wines that live and breathe the McLaren Vale, each one telling its own unique story of its heritage and vintage. We can’t tell you who he is, but then, we don’t need to. You only need to open a bottle to recognise his distinctive and exceptional talent.
We like to think that our story is just beginning. Every vintage represents a new chapter – we hope that you will join us in our adventure and keep drinking to find out what happens next…
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