Nick Stock has a packed CV that extends from sommelier to journalist, to presenter, film maker and winemaker.  He started the Archer project in 2004 looking to explore Heathcote’s potential to make wines with deep fruit flavour at lower alcohols with less oak.  Wine for drinking, wine for the diverse styles of food we eat and the everyday social life we lead. 

Archer is an assembly of a number of plots of Heathcote shiraz fermented and aged as separate wines, using whole bunches and larger format (500 litre) French oak for maturation.  Red and dark cherry fruits, subtle spice and velvety tannins that finish fresh.  Wine for drinking.

Archer ‘Eagle Eye’ Shiraz 2011

The Archer ‘Eagle Eye’ Shiraz is a single parcel fermented on skins for 36 days in two small open fermenters with no de-stemming or additions.  Smells of complex musk and red fruit fragrance, some spice and layered black fruits, hints of minerals and wild berries.  The palate is all about finesse and elegance with deceptive concentration, length and power – tannins are layered…

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Archer Shiraz 2014

This is a wine that marries the inherently fleshy and rich character of Heathcote Shiraz with fragrance and perfume.  It’s bursting with aromas of blackberry, blueberry and dark cherry as well as chocolate, musky perfume and attractive oak spice.  The palate has lithe and juicy texture, really full and round, the core flavours of red cherry, blueberry and dark plum fruits are…

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