Mixed Ferment Wild Ale on Chardonnay Lees

(3.0% ABV)

Our third consecutive collaboration with the iconic Bannockburn Vineyards in Geelong who probably make our favourite Chardonnay in the new world!

This year’s collab was 100% barrel fermented in premium French Oak 500L casks on our brewery floor during the cooling of the remaining summer back in late Feb and leveraged the seasonal narrative played by both winemaker & wild ale brewer in this case to allow for  a full and vibrant fermentation. The result is a spectacular melding of Bannockburns’ natural vineyard microflora from Bannockburn in Geelong along with our native airborne culture. We dropped the alcohol down to 3% (instead of the 5.5%) to allow the microbial character from Bannockburns vineyard to really play out here and we’re happy to say its a symphony!


Our 2022 collaboration was modelled upon our 2021 collab which if you managed to get your hands on, is in our top 3 Wild Ales from that year. The sheer wild yeast complexity in that wild ale was near perfection in my books. The decision to lower the ABV has really created an extra level of drinkability & intrigue in my books. The 2022 Convergence is along the same lines however with more balance in honouring the wild ale to wine ratio. There is a soft yet lingering mouthfeel that has recognisable notes of Chardonnay with a kiss of oak and finishes wonderfully dry and long. Working with Matt and the team is always inspiring and is a friendship that is forged in the pursuit of a deeper understanding of our respective crafts.

Costa Nikias (Founder & Chief)

Created in 2022

Glass type - goblet Recommended temperature
3-4 oC

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