|Quality and innovation have always been the driving forces behind winemakers Peter Dawson and Tim James.|
The two friends met in Adelaide in 1976 when the Australian wine industry was going through tough times. Peter was a 21-year-old science student from Geelong, Victoria, who'd just got his first job in the wine sector as a cellar hand at Thomas Hardy & Sons' inner city Mile End winery, where Tim was the Production Winemaker.
They struck up a remarkable friendship that has spanned three decades, and seen them work alongside each other for 20 years at Hardys before moving on in more recent times to new jobs and ventures. They have a collective winemaking experience of more than 60 years and their interest in wine runs much deeper than at career level.
Peter and Tim have now collaborated on a project that is as much about personal passion as it is about professionalism: Dawson and James Wines.
The two recently-released single vineyard wines, Dawson and James 2010 Tasmanian Chardonnay and Dawson and James 2010 Tasmanian Pinot Noir, are the results of a long held ambition.
Peter and Tim's release of a wine has been much anticipated by their peers, who have over the decades benefited from the wisdom and guidance of these two old hands. The pair has represented the wine industry in various roles, including as winemakers, judges, educators, lobbyists and directors. They have both mentored another generation of winemakers who share their relentless search for quality, not just in the vineyard, but in oak, winemaking and bottling.
These friends have a shared love of Australian art, farming, camping and gastronomy, and families and friends whose palates have benefited from their winemaking wisdom.
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