Mary McAvoy a native of Drumgath County Down Northern Ireland settled in Australia 20 years ago and more recently with her husband David they purchased boutique winery Tallagandra Hills near Canberra. Mary is a cousin of Milestone owner Tom McAvoy and it is fitting that Mary chose Milestone as their sole outlet for their wines in Ireland.
2018 provided the perfect growing conditions, ripening through an extended dry period, for this sophisticated white wine. Originating in southern Italy, but with a strong Spanish influence, Vermentino offers vibrant cumquat on the nose, and has characteristic wild herb and citrus flavours. Made 100% from its natural bunches, with no added acid or sugar, its fresh crisp acidity with gentle sweetness makes it a superb wine to drink on its own or with a variety of food. The Prodigal Daughter is named after Mary – the youngest of eight McAvoy children from a farming family in Ireland. Mary has brought her Celtic heritage and talents all the way to Tallagandra Hill.