Lost Buoy

McLaren Vale, Australia
Lost Buoy

The unique Lost Buoy vineyards lie atop the rugged limestone cliffs of Port Willunga in the world-renowned McLaren Vale and is the closest vineyard to the sea in Australia. 

The Lost Buoy vineyard is planted with eight acres of Grenache and seven acres of Shiraz vines. With an average age of 15 years, the vines’ roots are anchored deep into the Pliocene Hallett Cove Sandstone and Burnham Limestone of the cliff head, bringing an intricate minerality to the wines.

Hand crafted by local winemaker Mike Brown at his McLaren Vale winery, the fruit from the Lost Buoy vines is gently nurtured through the winemaking process and into barrel with minimal intervention, showcasing the uniqueness of the site.

The vines speak clearly of the ocean they overlook, producing wines with elegance, vitality, crisp maritime acidity and earthy mineral complexity.