Originally born in Western Australia, winemaker Gary Mills completed a Bachelor of Literature, before moving to Japan to study and work as an English teacher. Upon returning to Australia he had an epiphany during a brief stint as a Japanese speaking tour guide in Queensland, and began work in the vineyards of Margaret River.
A five week vintage posting at Ridge Vineyards California turned into a
2 year full time position under the tutelage of winemaker Paul Draper and
from there Gary has worked in Oregon and various regions within Australia.
The Jamsheed label began in 2003 with a focus on single vineyard Syrahs and aromatic whites from unique sites in Victoria.
What to drink with... roast chicken.
A classic dish – you can never go wrong with a roast chicken. We tend to gravitate towards Burgundy in France, whether it’s a buttery oaked Chardonnay or a Pinot Noir. But pleasures come from further afield too: a New World Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, a Viognier, or that food friendly Chianti Classico. Then of course the wild cards can just pull off something memorable: our Rogue Vine Grand Itata Tinto (old-vine Cinsault from Chile), a white Rioja, Blaufränkisch from Austria, a Chilean Merlot or a trendy blend from Sicily. Roll on Sunday lunch!
Like the look of the Pollo al Mattone pictured? You can find the recipe on the CHOPCHOP app - download it to your iOS device from the App Store.