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Pioneering O'Deas

The Natural Wine Co Shiraz 2021



The O’Dea family’sWindowrie operation was a wine ground-breaker at Canowindra in the NSW

CentralWest, planting its first wine grapes in 1987 and setting up the first winery in 1999. Hawkesbury Agricultural College graduate David O’Dea and his wife,Wizz, settled at Canowindra after buying their property in 1959 and sheep grazing, cropping and farming on it for 28 years before adding wine to the mix. David’s contribution to the wine industry and Cowra Region earned him an Order of Australia Medal in 2021 and he died in May that year at the age of 91.


David and Wizz’s son, Jason, now runs Windowrie and has also joined three partners in organic wine specialist The NaturalWine Co. This juicy red has 13.5% alcohol, deep purple hues, berry pastille aromas and ripe plum front-palate flavour. The middle shows dried cranberry, peppermint and toasty oak and a finish of dusty tannins. At thenaturalwineco.com.

au and bottle shops and team with lasagne and cellar four years.


John Lewis, Canberra Times, Aug 2022

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