Payne's Rise Upper Yarra, VICAvailable : ACT / NSW / QLD / VIC
Yarra Valley classics from the superstar team of viticulturalist Tim Cullen and winemaker Franco d'Anna
A family-owned boutique winery based in the Upper Yarra Valley, Payne's Rise focuses on the classic varietals of the region, using only estate-grown fruit from their Seville vineyard. Owner Tim Cullen is a highly respected viticulturalist and his exemplary work in the vineyard is complemented by that of legendary winemaker Franco d'Anna, who crafts the wines.
Chardonnay 2019 - Gold Medal, 95 Points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
"From the much in-demand Upper Yarra, a chardonnay with class and richness in fruit: ripe nectarine, white peach, grilled pineapple, fig. Expansive on the palate, building flavour and mouthfeel through the means of smart oak and brought into line with a nice ping of acidity." Jeni Port