Massena Moonlight Run

Massena Moonlight Run

Barossa Valley, South Australia

'The moonlight run' was the repetitive nightly drive from the Barossa to the Clare Valley that Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins would endure while working Harvest in 1999. During the drive home, they would often crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal they decided to make a Grenache based wine to be enjoyed whenever the mood takes hold and thus Moonlight Run and Massena were born.

This blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cinsaut and Mataro is crafted from vines that range in age from 45-120 years-old in the Greenock sub-district of the Barossa Valley. Yield are incredibly low at .25 tons peracre for the Cinsault & Mataro, 1 ton per acre for the grenache and Shiraz vines. Dan and Jaysen utilize traditional wine making techniques such as open fermentation and basket pressing. The wines were vinified and aged separately and then blended in tank 2 months before bottling.