La Pleiade was conceived through a chance meeting in the mid nineties between two influential winemaking families the Laughtons and the Chapoutiers.
La Pleiade was planted in the spring of 1998. This tiny vineyard was established on virgin red Cambrian soils and planted with both Australian Shiraz clones selected by Ron and French Syrah clones imported by Michel. The label depicts ‘La Pleiade’ (The Pleiades, Seven Sisters), a small, wispy star cluster in the constellation of Taurus that can be viewed by the naked eye from both partners home vineyards in Tain l’Hermitage and Heathcote.
Drummonds Lane, (care of Jasper Hill), Heathcote (VIC), Victoria 3523