McLaren Vale


In McLaren Vale, South Australia, the BEKKERS story is born of a rare connection with nature and a world of experience. We have been fortunate to encounter some of the best the wine world has to offer, but nothing has diminished our conviction that McLaren Vale can deliver world class wines. We aim to be an emblem for the region.

Our wines are gently crafted in tiny quantities, with an accent on finesse and fine texture. We strive to inspire confidence and push the limits of what’s possible for McLaren Vale and Australian wine.

Available at just a handful of Australia’s premier restaurants and wine merchants, the majority of our production is reserved for our allocation list. Our wines are created for people who desire products with a soul, those people who share our core belief: “We believe that the pleasure of sharing special products with friends and family, or simply treating oneself, can enhance some of the most significant moments in life.”

With their young family, Emmanuelle and Toby travel regularly to Europe and visit an extensive network of esteemed wine makers and friends. After each trip they return with new inspirations and an appreciation of timeless, traditional methods. This serves to enhance a rare and special commitment to producing McLaren Vale wines of the highest quality.

The BEKKERS winemaking story starts with exceptional attention to detail in the vineyard. It is a showcase for Toby’s viticultural abilities and a philosophy of farming which views the vineyard through a prism of ecology, not chemistry. This philosophy extends equally to the cellar where Emmanuelle’s precision is the perfect foil to Toby’s unfettered, open-minded approach to winemaking.

McLaren Vale Syrah 2012 is available in Classics June 5, 2015 $109.00 per bottle

95+ points, Robert Parker - Very deep purple-black in color, the 2012 Syrah has a wonderfully expressive nose of crushed blueberries and blackberry preserves with underlying notes of violets, bouquet garni, star anise, chocolate box and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and yet intensely fruited in the mouth, it offers a lovely foundation of very fine tannins and refreshing acidity before finishing long and layered. Drink it 2015 to 2025+.

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