Stepping Out | interview & reviews by Ben Thomas for Halliday Magazine


I recently had an in-depth chat with journalist Ben Thomas for the Halliday magazine, reflecting on my “busy” wine journey so far, delving into my philosophies, and discussing the future direction of Ben Haines Wine. In his article, Ben reviewed 4 of my wines:

2016 Ben Haines Volta Brackets Marsanne

“Ben has long championed the white varieties from France’s Rhone Valley […]. Typically a low-acid variety, this has a citrus zip and a silky mouthfeel.”

2014 Ben Haines Raphaella Syrah

“Floral aromas and a delicate sating-like texture lead to complex blood plum and cherry flavours.”

2017 Ben Haines Shiraz – sold out, 2018 now released

“There’s intensity to its dark berry and spice flavours, with bright acidity adding effortless balance. Powdery tannins deliver a long finish.”

2017 Ben Haines Return to the Vale Syrah

“There’s wonderful balance between its savoury tannins and opulent blackberry and cocoa flavours.”

You can read the full featured article and the reviews in the June/July Halliday magazine now out, or via this link.

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