The Heroes vineyard is a passion project of James and Eloise Thomas. The vineyard, located in the Otway Hinterland is unirrigated and North facing, with soils of sandy loam over well structured clay and decomposed Ordovician sandstone.
The vines planted in the early 2000’s are entering maturity which coincides with James and Eloise securing a long term lease of the property. James has pedigree in the Geelong region having been assistant winemaker at Bannockburn under Michael Glover and more recently as head winemaker at Clyde Park.
In between the two appointments he was on home soil in the UK where he established a specialist sparkling house Knightor Winery in Cornwall.