ORANGE F.O.O.D WEEK
Gilbert Family Wines
Boutique wine label Gilbert was established in 2004 by fifth generation winemaker Simon Gilbert with the simple ethos of wise winemaking with fresh appeal. Sixth generation winemaker and Simon’s son Will became winemaker in 2016 and has since become a driving force of innovation and experimentation. As artisans of cool climate wines Simon and Will source grapes predominantly from Orange. Amongst the highest cool climate regions in Australia, Orange is characterised by long slow ripening, resulting in wines with elegance, purity and structure.
The Gilbert’s have a rich history in winemaking. Joseph Gilbert established the first vineyard and winery in Eden Valley SA in 1847 and is recognised as being the first to plant Riesling in Australia. His wines became renowned for their excellence receiving extensive national and international awards. Simon and Will continue that legacy today winning countless medals and trophies both locally and internationally.
Simon and Will together provide a perfect balance of experience and innovation and are producing some really exciting wines reflective of the climates from which they’re grown.