The Good Food & Wine Show 21st Birthday Blend Q&A with the Winemaker

Well, we didn’t have the shows in 2021 but we do still have the wine! The Birthday Blend by Grounded Cru is an interesting blend of varieties and regions and as you’d expect, it pairs well with food!

All of the grapes are red varietals picked in 2020 and hail from McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek in South Australia. Predominantly a Shiraz blend: 70% Shiraz from McLaren Vale, 15% Cabernet from McLaren Vale, 5% Grenache from McLaren Vale, 5% Pinot Noir from Adelaide Hills, 5% Malbec from Langhorne Creek.

Our favourite wine expert, Nick Ryan, caught up with winemaker Geoff Thompson about his thinking behind the Birthday Blend.