In 2004 Foggo wines won the Australian Boutique Winemakers wineshow award for the best wine of the show with the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon. Foggo wines also won best estate grown and produced, and best Cabernet Sauvignon of the show.
Foggo Wines is hands-on from grape-growing to winemaking gives Foggo Wines a quality assurance tick: "By managing the entire process we are able to maintain the integrity of the brand," says Herb. "Our wines show superiority of vineyard site." They emerge from their own estate vineyards in McLaren Vale from some of the region's oldest plantings.
Foggo Wines McLaren Vale vineyard was chosen because of its reliable Mediterranean climate and maritime influences their Shiraz on the winery block on Foggo Road is the oldest, dating back to 1915, the Grenache 1925 and the cabernet some 60 yrs old.
Foggo Wines team, Herb and Sandie Van De Wiel, second generation growers are a complete hands on operation in McLaren Vale from pruning and picking to hand plunging and lees stirring even blending, bottling and labelling are done on the estate by this dynamic duo.
The reds are made for the long haul, with excellent structure and ageing ability. As well as power and opulence, Foggo Reds have a finesse and elegance that set them apart.
"We pick to taste so we're looking for primary fruit characters in the vineyard once we have those, the complexity of the fruit off the old vines and their incredible structure provides a balanced wine, even though alcohol levels can be high, we don't get any hot or jammy characters".