2017 McLaren Vale Futures Shiraz
Futures Double Magnums:
We’ve bottled a very small number of 3.0L Double Magnums (equivalent to 4 bottles) – only 6 are available.
Rustically hand signed & numbered. They are not usually for sale. $225 each. First in first served (ONLINE ONLY)
* We will only freight wine if the weather forecast allows
Vertical tasting “Cellar Search”
We are looking for some missing vintages….can you help ?
A few Accolades:
Plus we cannot forget Bushing King, McLaren Vale, 1993
The “Futures” Story
James Haselgrove Wines was founded in 1981 by the Haselgrove Family who have a long tradition of winemakers making fine Australian wines. Third generation winemaker, Nick Haselgrove is the current custodian of the family name along with father, James – together they make fine wines of distinction and style. The ‘Futures’ Shiraz was first made by James in 1984 as a rich strong Shiraz style (which at that time was not a usual style of wine produced) that was offered to customers on a futures or ‘indent basis’. This resulted in a strong following which Nick takes forward today as a unique offering of a wine with pedigree and provenance.
The Haselgrove family has deep roots in Australian wine production and research and has exerted considerable influence throughout the industry. Grandfather Ron Haselgrove learned winemaking under the great Emil Sobels at Leo Buring in Watervale, during the 1920s but made his name as an innovator in fortified wine and St Agnes brandy production at Angove’s in Renmark. He went to Mildara Winery in 1934, bolstering its quality and reputation by steering the original Mildara Cabernet Shiraz Bin 23 in 1952, and drove the establishment of Mildara’s Coonawarra cellars in 1963. He played an important role in the establishment of the Australian Wine Research Institute and served on its council for 18 years (1955-1973) with a number of years as Chairman. When he died in 1977, Ron left a legacy built on deep technical knowledge and innovation, coupled with smart business and management strengths that elevated Mildara to become one of the powerhouses in Australian wine.
Ron’s clear vision of the ‘future’ of the Australian Wine industry has been continued through the generational story of the family, with James then continuing through Nick and his family.