About Giant Steps
Established in 1997 in the cool-climate region of the Yarra Valley, the Giant Steps winery is a noteworthy Australian winemaking gem. Its superb site captures the essence of the valley's incredibly unique soil variances and microclimates, making every single bottle of wine an embodiment of pure expression, immaculate craft, and exquisite quality.
The winery, named after a John Coltrane jazz album, harmonises traditional winemaking techniques with innovation, much like a jazz musician weaves together chords and melodies. Today, Giant Steps winery stands among Australia's most acclaimed wineries, amassing a host of awards and accolades for its array of stunning wines, particularly its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
However, the winemaking philosophy at Giant Steps is not driven by the pursuit of accolades. Their primary aim is to mirror the personality of each vineyard's terroir in the bottle. Keen attention is paid to the vineyard's health, embracing organic and biodynamic practices that uplift the natural rhythm of the soil and vines. Utilising minimalist intervention, the wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts within their gravity-fed receptacles harnessing the gift of gravity to gently coax the juice through the winemaking process.
Pay a visit, and you'll find more than an elegantly designed cellar door. The winery also boasts an enticing wine bar, restaurant and café. The shared philosophy behind each rumbling spot: to offer an unparalleled taste experience, which complements the winery's vibrant wine offerings.
In essence, the story of Giant Steps is one of harmonious integration of driven passion, thoughtful viticulture and winemaking mastery. One certainly not to miss when you're in the Yarra Valley especially, if you have an eye for wines that tell a tale.
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