When Matt, a former winemaker at Coriole, was presented with a unique opportunity to make wine from Bruno Romano’s old vineyard in the Seaview sub-region of McLaren Vale it was an offer that he could not refuse. Discussing the opportunity over a few cheeky wines, he teamed up with his father Alan and grandfather Frank and Three Dark Horses was born.
In 2017 we purchased and began moving all our operations to a 22 acre vineyard in Blewitts Springs just 5 minutes from the heart of McLaren Vale. A prime location known for growing red varieties, our vineyard produces Shiraz and Cabernet and includes a section of 60 year old Cabernet vines that really excites us. It is an absolutely magical location, something we plan on sharing and plans have begun to erect a winery and associated facilities in the near future. Watch this space.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.