Where the Naked lady Lily grows!
Naked Lady vineyard is situated in the Mudgee Wine Region, 2.5 km south of Rylstone, NSW, on the Bylong Valley Way.
Their vines were planted in 2000, The Cabernet and Chardonnay vines are ideal for our cool climate. Mike and Diane Quaife purchased the vineyard in 2013 to complete their dream of owning and producing their own wine.
A whirlwind introduction via YouTube, some invaluable advice from the previous owners and a fantastic winemaker has led to them producing some fine cool climate wines.
So why are they called naked lady wines? Because, the Naked Lady Lily grows abundantly throughout the vineyard. Amaryllis belladonna, known as Naked Ladies or Belladonnas. They’re South African bulbs that come from the western side of the Cape, Naked Ladies get their name from the habit of flowering before the foliage in autumn. They send up sturdy spikes of flowers (either pink or white) which have a delicate apricot aroma.
Naked Lady Wines is best known for its excellent Rose. Their Rose is made from Handpicked Cabernet grapes grown on their vineyard at Rylstone. A deep pale salmon hue with dry, light cherry and berry notes. The palate is lively and savory with a base of red fruits, balanced with textural weight and a lengthy mineral finish. Ideal for a summer lunch.
They also have a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. 2015 Vintage looks set to be excellent with all three wines being made from handpicked Rylstone grapes.
Go and visit them at their cellar door, now open 7 days!! Their wines can be purchased from their cellar door, local outlets and via their online store www.nakedladywines.com.au