Ben Haines is a boutique winemaker in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. He is a bit different from the estate wineries, as his focus is to source grapes from “magic dirt” of different origins year-to-year and season-to-season.
The vineyards he chooses are those possessing great interest, charm and depth, and that capture a sense of mystique. Ben’s base is the Yarra Valley where he is a winemaker at Yering Station, and his own exploration goes far beyond. Having trained in viticulture, he pays close attention to what’s happening in each vineyard throughout the growing season. His wines are intensely textural with flavors continuing to develop sip after sip. Fruit is expressive, structure is present without being constraining.