McLaren Vale, South Australia
During a visit to Australia in June of 2004 Epicurean Wines proprietor, Benjamin Hammerschlag, was assessing the portfolio of another young winemaker in McLaren Vale. While tasting, the parcels that stood out time and again had come from Tony De Lisio’s vineyards. The impression stuck and yielded an extensive tasting of De Lisio’s wines. Consistently impressed, Epicurean approached De Lisio and discovered an Italian immigrant with 30 years of experience in McLaren Vale. De Lisio’s talents lie in the vineyard and his connection to other immigrants in the region give him access to some of the best fruit in the district which happen to meet the classic Epicurean Wines criteria; phenomenal raw materials transformed into wines that are jam-packed with intensity.