Paul Nelson Winemaker . My passion for winemaking began
about 25 years ago when mum and dad purchased a farm in Denmark WA, which was
planted to vines in order to produce wine under their own label (Nelson Touch).
The whole family was very much involved in the vineyard, and it was during
these formative years that I decided to begin my studies in Viticulture and
After university I
hopped between northern and southern hemispheres making wine for various
overseas wineries, both large and small. This provided me with valuable
experience with many different varieties and styles of wine, as well as an
array of winemaking techniques. This was all influencial in building my
strongly held belief that fine wines should be crafted as to be reflective of
vintages, 8 countries, and meeting my wife, we decided it was time to head
back to Oz and put all of that experience into practice. Setting up our own
wine label has always been our goal, and in 2009 we made the first wine under
the Paul Nelson label.
I believe certain
grapes should only be grown and made from regions that best showcase the
variety, and with that in mind I prefer to personally select fruit from these
regions.The fun part of winemaking involves much procrastination, philosophy
and discussions with Bianca! I have also embarked on the Master of Wine course
which has given me an even broader scope of what wine really means, and how it
should be appreciated.
With that in mind I hope you find each of our wines to be a mirror of
their own environment and that in each sip you find the essence of that year in
time, captured in a bottle.