Fire Block Wines
Bill and Noel Ireland of Flinders Bay fame recently launched a new wine label by the name of ‘Fire Block’. This name refers to a plot of Grenache and Shiraz vines planted in the year 1926. It was called ‘fire block’ because the plot was situated close to a railway line, and people believed that sparks from the steam locomotives could someday start a bushfire! The region has a rich winemaking history dating back to the 1850s, with Clare Valley’s old structures and buildings adding to its beauty. It is regarded as a region that produces flavoursome, structured and sophisticated wines and that too in limitless quantities!