Much revered Pinot specialist William Downie
is the man behind the iconic thousand candles, a vineyard in the
Southern Yarra Valley. Made from selected plots within the
well-known Killara Park Estate, thousand candles is a uniquely
Australian wine that speaks of the farm: the seasons that it has
passed through and the care and detail of the vintage that the team
has tried to capture.
The idea is to capture in the bottle the essence of place and
season, rather than be guided by or try to emulate an established
style. thousand candles aims to express the character of one
vintage on one farm and is a true exploration of an Australian
notion of terroir. Each vintage blend varies to celebrate the best
of the farm and the terroir in that year, reflecting the
changeability of climate and weather.