Producer Profile

Punt Road

Punt Road Wines stands as a testament to the Napoleone family's enduring commitment to the craft of winemaking, a legacy embodied by brothers Joe and Michael Napoleone. Rooted in the fertile soils of the Yarra Valley, their passion for nurturing exquisite fruit finds its expression in every bottle they produce. Guiding this endeavor is winemaker Tim Shand, whose journey from the prestigious vineyards of Burgundy to the rolling hills of Victoria brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for excellence. Since 2014, Tim's adept touch has yielded remarkable results, evidenced by accolades such as the prestigious Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz.

Where The Wines Come From

Yarra Valley

In the serene landscapes of the Yarra Valley, natural winemaking is a testament to the region's commitment to sustainability and innovation. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, just outside Melbourne, Australia, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its cool-climate vineyards and pristine natural beauty. Here, amidst rolling hills and ancient soils, winemakers embrace organic and biodynamic farming practices, nurturing vines with care and respect for the land. Indigenous grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz thrive in the region's diverse terroir, producing grapes of exceptional quality and character. In the cellar, minimal intervention is key, with spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allowing the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through. The resulting natural wines from the Yarra Valley are a reflection of the region's unique terroir, with their vibrant fruit flavors, elegant textures, and a sense of place that captures the essence of this idyllic corner of Australia.