Tony Davis (Snake) Redmond Sweeny (Herring)
Snake + Herring Margaret River
"The southwest of WA is a viticultural treasure map as there are vineyard jewels scattered throughout. We seek for blocks within vineyards that really shine; they may seem dull when diluted by the bordering lesser dirt."
“The search is to find and polish these often overlooked gems and present a treasure chest of different jewels: pristine, crystalline Rieslings; crisp, radiant, multi-faceted Chardonnays; alluring, perfumed Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon; dark, exotic, hedonistic Shiraz; brilliant, regal displays of Cabernets and blends.
Conventional thinking leads us to searching in established areas from well known vineyards. Experience has also told us there can be blazing diamonds from less conventional combinations of region, sub region and variety. This latter category adds further intrigue and anticipation; that which is hardest to find mat be the most satisfying.
Snake + Herring will endeavour to source the finest parcels of fruit from quality vineyards and dedicated people without regional restraint. The story of winegrape growing in Western Australia is relatively short with many chapters still to be written. We hope to humbly add a few lines of our own; to bring some new eyes to old vineyards and thinking, seeking styles and regions perhaps overshadowed in the past and indulging ourselves in the overuse of semi-colons.”
Snake (Tony Davis – Winemaker + Navigator)
Herring (Redmond Sweeny – Wine Purveyor + Navigator)