Margaret River, on Australia’s southwest coast and three hours’ south of Perth, perhaps has the best climate for making superior wines in all of the continent. The rainfall outside the growing season provides enough moisture to the soil that vines can be dry farmed, allowing the roots to go deep for water and adding to the complexity of the wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon is king here, and most Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignons, in estates like Leeuwin and Vasse Felix, can reach king-like prices. Ringbolt is an exception, as the Cabernet lands in a sweet spot and offers fabulous value for the dollars spent.
Ringbolt is named after an 18th century shipwreck of HMS Ringbolt, just off the Margaret River coast, near the Leeuwin lighthouse.
You didn’t see a wild kangaroo while you were visiting the east coast of Australia? Come to Western Australia, where the kangaroos are as common as the squirrels and the kookaburras.
Ringbolt is part of the Negociants USA portfolio of Australian and New Zealand wines.