Nuova Scuola Wines
WHO IS NUOVA SCUOLA WINES?
Bearing the bold motto ‘old world varieties, new world terroir, Nuova Scuola execution’, it is safe to say that this wine label is well and truly thinking – and drinking – outside of the box.
Captained by winemakers Sarah Boyce and Stefano Radici, Nuova Scuola Wines aims to raise a glass to the lesser-known wine varieties and champion the South Burnett region in Queensland. In fact, these innovators have cast the popular selections aside in favour of crafting some unique locally grown versions of old world varieties.
The pair began with small parcels of viognier, nebbiolo and sangiovese, and have since added tempranillo and pinot grigio to the mix. Sarah and Stefano love that these varieties are so well suited to their region and climate, and so require fewer additives and sprays.
And it seems the wine critics love them, too. Nuova Scuola’s creations have taken out Gold and Bronze in the 2019 Queensland Wine Awards, Bronze at the 2020 Queensland Emerging Varieties Winemakers Show, as well as 2019 Australian Small Winemakers Show and 2019 Cairns Wine Show, among many other accolades.
Nuova Scuola Wines have teamed up with two other small wine producers to share their unique drops with the public at the Barambah Cellars cooperative-style cellar door in Moffatdale. Customers and visitors can sample their creations and a share plate of local produce while taking in the magnificent views of the Barambah Valley in the South Burnett. Both Stefano and Sarah will be there most days to answer questions as well, keeping their unique touch on everything they do.
A SHARED LOVE
Sarah and Stefano may have grown up on different sides of the world, but the love of wine brought them together. Sarah, a home-grown Queenslander, often felt like she was a ‘world away from wine’. She chased that world across the globe, exploring and experiencing different wine regions near and far. In fact, she worked in wineries in the US, Canada, France and New Zealand, all for the love of this brilliant drop.
Stefano’s upbringing couldn’t have been more different. Coming from a small town in Northern Italy, he grew up surrounded by beautiful local wines. In fact, there was a bottle on the table any day of the week. Then and now, wine is more than just a drink for Stefano—it’s a lifestyle and a passion.
After Sarah and Stefano met they began travelling the world together experiencing all the wine on offer. But with the realisation that many of the amazing Italian and less well-known Mediterranean varietals would grow very well back at Sarah’s home in South Burnett, they were enticed back to our shores. They were quite keen to see what they could create, and we’ve been wowed by what they’ve done—creating traditional wines with a new flair!
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Award-winning wines
- Old world varieties, new world terroir, Nuova Scuola execution
- Lesser-known wine varieties grown in the South Burnett region
- Visit the cooperative-style cellar door in Moffatdale
ABOUT THE SOUTH BURNETT REGION, QUEENSLAND
Queensland’s South Burnett region is home to spectacular scenery and a thriving wine region. Its climate of warm summers and relatively mild winters, combined with fertile soils from volcanic activity, makes it an environment conducive to great wine. It may be small, but it is certainly mighty – with many of its local wine producers winning prestigious awards and earning high on the James Halliday list
Of course, there’s more than just wine here. The region is also a stunning natural environment, with beautiful nature trails, hiking and fishing. And there’s beautiful farmland as well, growing lovely produce for locals and visitors alike!
QLD Liquor Licence: 198802