Kevin McCarthy

Australia

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Kevin's Wines

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Out of stock - more coming soon. In the meantime try Engine Room McLaren Vale Shiraz Mataro Grenache 2016

Out of stock - more coming soon. In the meantime try Engine Room McLaren Vale Shiraz Mataro Grenache 2016

Sorry, this wine is available exclusively to the Angels who helped make it happen. To find out more about becoming an Angel, click here.

Kevin’s passion for Pinot G and Italian tradition has become his life’s work, whatever the cost

    • Word of the burgeoning Mornington Peninsula region with its cool maritime climate piqued Kevin’s interest and, along with wife and fellow winemaker Kathleen Quealy, they extrapolated that Australia finally had the ideal home for Pinot G.
    • Kevin, ever the heretic, continues along the path less travelled, inspired by winemaking experiences around the globe. Kevin's winemaking family all share his passion for Italian varietals.
    • What does Naked mean to Kevin? The vocal and libationary support of Kevin's early customers was a key ingredient for the success of Pinot G in Australia. Direct contact prior to Naked required a visit to the winery, extolling the Pinot G message one glass at a time. Naked has transformed how Kevin interacts with PinotG lovers, allowing him to share the Heresy story with Angels while they experience the wines. 

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Kevin's story

Kevin started T'Gallant in the Mornington Peninsula together with his wife, fellow winemaker Kathleen Quealy, back in 1988. It was in this winery where they had the radical idea of planting the then unknown variety, Pinot Grigio.

Word of the burgeoning Mornington Peninsula region with its cool maritime climate piqued Kevin’s interest and, along with Kathleen, they extrapolated that Australia finally had the ideal home for Pinot G.

Waves of dogmatic dissent crashed around from within the winemaking fraternity, the regime ruling Gris as Pinot-non-grata. The heresy of Pinot G was born. By the grace of the general public, who arrived with open minds and non-partisan palates, Pinot G is now recognised as a significant Australian speciality.

Kevin, ever the heretic, continues along the path less travelled, inspired by winemaking experiences around the globe in Alsace at Domaine Paul Blanck, and in Barolo at Pira. He combines the best of old world tradition with Australia’s culture of innovation. Be it a natural approach, extended skin contact, or establishing a new variety, Kevin has the fervour and savoir-faire to remain at the forefront.

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