Tim Smith focuses on making wines from the regions time proven varietals of Mataro, Grenache and Shiraz, he also sources a exceptional parcels of fruit from Eden Valley for his Eden Valley Riesling and Eden Valley Viognier.
Tim Smith was drinking Condrieu on the doorstep of the famous Hermitage Hill Chapel in Sept 2001, and it was there that the decision was made to launch Tim Smith Wines. The first vintage was made in 2002. Tim Smith wines are made with small select parcels of high quality fruit and are made in small batches of 250-500 cases.
Tim Smith started his wine career as a cellar hand at Yalumba in 1987. 15 years later, with considerable support from the Yalumba team, he was Winemaker with a wine science degree under his belt and won the Winemaker Exchange Scholarship as part of the Barossa Valley/Rhone Valley Winemaker Exchange Program. Since then he has worked as a Winemaker with St Hallett, Tatachilla and Chateau Tanunda.
Wines made under the deft hand of Tim Smith have won countless awards domestically and internationally, one of the more notable hauls was a staggering 12 Gold Medals at the Berlin Wine Show in 2010. The 2010 London International Wine Show also highlighted Tim’s winemaking prowess, he was responsible for 3 Gold Medals and 3 Best in Class, one of the latter being for the Tim Smith Wines 2009 MGS (Mataro Grenache Shiraz).
Tim Smith has also worked on numerous Northern hemisphere vintages, most notably in Portugal and France.
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