Started as a uni project, the Hairy Arm morphed into a lifelong adventure for Steven and Natalie Worley in 2003. An avid geologist, he shifted into winegrowing, his passion, in 2001. Their focus is on small parcels of Shiraz and Nebbiolo (only 4 rows of vines!) with minimal intervention, allowing provenance to show. Due to cool climate in Sunbury, Victoria, crushed abalone shells are added to the topsoil to retain heat for ripening. With their first vintage in 2004, their labor was quickly recognized by multi-awards, including a 5-star rating in Australia Wine Guide in 2014. Their labels are easy to spot – just look for a drawing of Steven’s arm!
*James Halliday 4.5 Star Winery