With an all-consuming passion for perfection, George Shinas draws on time honored traditions producing handcrafted wines. Shinas Estate Wines minimizes irrigation of the vineyard, which reduces cropping levels and enhances fruit quality. The first vines on the Estate were planted in 1898. The fruit is left on the vines long beyond traditional periods, allowing the intense flavors that characterize the wine, to develop. In true boutique style, only the highest quality fruit is selected for harvest. Soil type: Primarily loam over red clay. Wine is aged in seasoned French barriques (10% new) for 24 months.