Cassegrain

+61 2 6582 8377 PO Box 5592 764 Fernbank Creek Road
Port Macquarie, 2444
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Cassegrain’s winemaking team is headed by John Cassegrain. John is highly regarded in the wine industry and considered somewhat of a pioneer through his interest in establishing new regions, encouraging more sustainable farming practices and exploring new grape varieties. Cassegrain was the first winery to grow and produce Chambourcin commercially in Australia. Read more about John in this excerpt from "Confessions of the Winemaker" by Kristin Westlake, Judith Kennedy and Catherine Retter, published in 2004 by Halstead Press. John Cassegrain embraces new technology yet is a traditionalist in his winemaking philosophy. He combines his French heritage and experience with modern Australian technology to produce wines which have a significant point of difference. In the late 1970s, as major advancements were being made in Australian wine technology, John Cassegrain was undertaking his Bachelor in Oenology at South Australia's renowned Roseworthy College. Having been influenced by these advances in wine Read more »

Varietals Produced by Cassegrain View all

  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Cassegrain Sangiovese Hastings River 2003

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