Nick Spencer – CANBERRA, GUNDAGAI & TUMBARUMBA

Jimmy Watson trophy winner, Passionate ACT wine ambassador and now pursuing the dream of his own wines.

“I have a deep affection for both Gundagai and Tumbarumba. First and foremost for their ability to produce exceptional fruit that creates wine with intensity, balance, and age worthiness. They are both aesthetically spectacular, which is easy inspiration for crafting wines that honour these iconic landscapes” – Nick Spencer

Nick spencer wines is a small Canberra based wine company dedicated to producing exceptional, hand crafted wines that honour their local landscape. Producing stunning, award winning wines for nearly two decades, Nick’s passion and remarkable talent for considered, quality wines is evident in every bottle. Nick has worked for notable producers across the industry including Coldstream hills most recently, proudly lead the team at Eden road for almost a decade.

Nick has received extensive industry recognition, winning the 2009 Jimmy Watson memorial trophy, the national wine show trophy for best shiraz in 2011, a Len Evans tutorial scholar in 2011, a finalist in the young gun of wine award in 2011 and a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the Year in 2014.

“A good grape is Grüner Veltliner. I often think of it as being a halfway house on the path from Riesling to Chardonnay. Or in the words of The Proclaimers “I’m on my way from misery to happiness today.” Ah-hah. It has that signature radish and white pepper top note over apple and peach, some spicy biscuit and hazelnut. Light bodied, plenty of spice and a twist of pink grapefruit keeping it fresh and cool, fine acidity and a subtle dusty/white pepper texture, apple drizzled with lemon on the finish, which is fairly long, leaving spice and cool acidity in its wake. It’s subtle, some might think a little dilute, but I think transparent and clear. Needs another year in bottle to start showing its best side, I reckon. Good Grüner” Gary Walsh