Julian & Alana Langworthy
Nocturne is a husband-and-wife partnership between recently-crowned Jimmy Watson-winner Julian Langworthy and his wife Alana. The two met as young winemakers in South Australia and have been producing their own side-project wines together for 10 years. Nocturne, however, is a serious new venture producing single-vineyard wines from exceptional sites in Margaret River. This is the region where Julian grew up and where he’s transformed Deep Woods Estate since becoming chief winemaker in 2011. In the process he’s won just about every prize imaginable, including the 2016 Jimmy for his Reserve Cabernet on his way to becoming James Halliday’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year.
Di and Kevin Cullen were pioneers in Margaret River and today Cullen is one of Australia’s most highly regarded wineries. Vanya Cullen, Australia’s first female wine judge and Qantas Winemaker of the Year in 2000, has been relentless in her pursuit of excellence. The Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Diana Madeline are rightly considered among the best of their ilk, thanks to her unstinting commitment to low-yielding, biodynamically managed vineyards. The other wines in the range possess a similar dimension of individuality and quality. Under Vanya’s inspired guiding hand Cullen, truly one of Australia's iconic producers, continues to push the boundaries and edge closer and closer to perfection. Certified Biodynamic