Family owned Castagna was the first serious biodynamic vineyard in Australia and are situated at an altitude of 500 metres outside the historic town of Beechworth in north-east Victoria, high in the foothills of the Australian Alps. The Castagna Vineryard holds one philosophy: to make wine which expressed the place where it is grown. Its soil consists mainly of decomposed granitic-loam on a base of clay with a climate distinctly similar to that in the Mediterranean - with hot days and cool nights in the growing season. The wines of Castagna are at the forefront of the new Australia. Julian Castagna was given the Australian Winemaker of the Year in 2014 and his adult son Adam, also a winemaker makes Adam’s Rib “The Red” and “The White” with the intention of making drinkable, affordable wines with lots of character.