Unico Zelo Halcyon Days Nero d'Avola Riverland
Sometimes there are those wines that are an utter joy to drink and that make you feel good - so good you'll catch yourself grooving! For us it's 'Halcyon Days'. Organically managed in Barmera by the Bassham Family, the hot summers this grape adores gives the wine all the qualities we love in a great medium bodied red wine: fresh acidity, plush red fruits, a whisper of spice and the kind of structure that's ready for the esky. It's the red that puts a beaming smile on your face. A pretense free wine made for good times, good people and maybe a disc of pizza or two.
Being winemakers, we're two people incredibly passionate about the soil and produce we have in Australia. It's our intent to showcase products to the rest of the world that embrace Australian native ingredients and pay homage to the indigenous custodianship who maintained the land for thousands of years.
It's this passion that has driven us to start two wine labels, one that protects our farmers and another that protects our future. We've since taken these concepts and with our distillery, applewood - catapulted it into the horticultural realm - studying indigenous produce, it's beneficial effects on our land and the stories it can tell through incredible colours, flavours, and textures.
We seek Australian identity in the products we craft and the services we offer. We seek ways to communicate this with an entirely new demographic.
Our hope is that these Australian stories can one-day be heard on a global scale.