Owner/Winemaker Scott Pannell has winemaking in his blood. He grew up on one of Western Australia's most renowned vineyards, Moss Wood. As an adult, Scott has worked for and made wines at some of Australia's iconic wineries, including Hardy's Tintara & Wirra Wirra as well as international stars like Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Burgundy, Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and G.D. Vajra in Barolo.
Established in 2004, Scott's S.C. Pannell winery was created to focus on Stephen’s passion for the McLaren Vale region and its ability to produce dry farmed and environmentally sustainable Shiraz and Grenache and his belief that great “wines that are grown, not made”.
Winemaker's Notes - "The Field Street Shiraz is off vineyards that surround our Olivers Road home. In every sense this wine is at the heart of S.C. Pannell. It’s where we have our vines in the ground and our feet on the earth.
A modern, warm-climate Shiraz stripped back from the artifice of winemaking to express the purity and breadth of McLaren Vale fruit. For me it’s all about the preservation of fruit flavours, not at the expense of losing weight nor richness."
95 pts Halliday's Wine Companion - "This doesn't need cellaring, although it will last some distance, and it doesn't need hours in a decanter. Just enjoy it; it is lighter-framed, laced with neat tannins, bright acidity and with a core of succulent fruit abetted by prosciutto and woodsy spices. Importantly, this has drinkability stamped all over it."