Ken Allan and Mick Scott acquired the Rosily Vineyard site in 1994 and the vineyard was planted over three years to sauvignon blanc, semillon, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, grenache and cabernet franc. The first crops were sold to other makers in the region, but by '99 Rosily had built a 120t capacity winery. It has gone from strength to strength, all of its estate-grown grapes being vinified under the Rosily Vineyard label, the wines substantially over-delivering for their prices. The vineyard was certified organic (ACO) in May 2017.
"Strong varietal definition including blackberry and cassis fruits with well-integrated cedary oak. Medium to full-bodied wine with typical sub district blueberry, olive, mint and spice characters. A dried herb finish is well supported by fine grainy tannins and French oak. Enjoy on release or cellar for eight to ten years from release (June 2020)." - Winery notes
"The cool 2019 vintage has imbued this wine with poise and delicacy of both aroma and flavour. The '19s will never match the blockbuster 18s that preceded them, however they provide near-irresistible perfume and fine structure, making for exceptional, earlier-drinking cabernets. This is that: very elegant." - 92 Points, Wine Companion