Saturday 19 October 2019

Baggio family’s new wine brand Concrete & Clay makes stunning debut

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Concrete & Clay was awarded Victorian Winery of Year at the Melbourne International Wine Show 2019. It was also awarded gold and silver medals for six wines including Shiraz, Grenache Mourvedre, Merlot Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

This follows two medals at the International Cool Climate Wine Show on the Mornington Peninsula.

It’s left many people wondering: who is Concrete & Clay?

They only launched their first release in the past 12 months. They are a small family-run label based out of The Craft & Co Farm in Bangholme, just behind Chelsea beach 40km from Melbourne’s CBD.

Concrete & Clay was founded by one of Victoria’s enduring wine industry families, the Baggio’s, whose working history dates back to the early 20th Century in Montello, Italy.

The vision to merge their heritage within the wine and food production industries has culminated in the establishment of the winery, adding a new chapter to Australia’s rich wine culture.

“Concrete & Clay might be a new name, but it’s been over a 100 years in the making,” chief winemaker Paul Baggio says.

Backed by three generations of Italo-Australian winemaking heritage, Concrete & Clay uses artisanal techniques for contemporary Australian palates. Their official tagline is ‘Deliciously Drinkable Wines’.

Concrete & Clay sources grapes from its own unique 40 acre estate and also curates the very best fruit from other Victorian regions to craft their deliciously drinkable wines.

Paul embarked on his journey in his early 20s working in Italian wineries, and completing studies of winemaking and brewing in Europe and Australia. Further vintage work continued in South Africa and in the US, before then returning to Australia where he has been consulting with some of our best artisanal wineries since.

Establishing Concrete & Clay was a lifelong dream to expand his generational heritage and express his trans-continental experience to his very own winemaking team back home.

For distribution enquiries email Gypsy Hub at rogers@gypsyhub.com.au or phone 0439 105 660.

Tastings are currently available at The Craft & Co in Collingwood while their winery in Bangholme is temporarily closed for facility upgrades (reopening in spring).

For further details visit the website – Concrete & Clay.

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