The Swan Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine growing regions, and is still home to quite a few very old vineyards. The climate is shaped by the warm, dry summer, and the lack of humidity here results in low disease pressure. In spite of the heat, and because of the humidity, sites like the Mann Family Vineyard - where the Corymbia wines are grown - are unirrigated and organically farmed.
Perhaps surprisingly the Swan Valley has a strong record of producing whites that are fresh and crisp as young wines and then age for a remarkable period of time. Foremost among these is Chenin Blanc. The region is also famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon, not least thanks to the efforts of Rob Mann's grandfather Jack, while the warm, dry climate also lends itself to Spanish varieties such as Tempranillo.
Rob & Genevieve Mann
Corymbia is the deep-rooted, far-sighted vision of husband-and wife-team, Rob and Genevieve Mann. The Mann name is synonymous with Western Australia’s Swan Valley, where Rob’s pioneering grandfather Jack worked a remarkable 51 consecutive vintages for Houghton. Rob was just a boy when he joined his father - former Australian test cricketer Tony - in planting the vines on what is now the dry-grown, organically farmed Corymbia vineyard.
After building an exceptional reputation in their own right, the couple kicked off their homecoming dream, Corymbia, with the 2013 vintage, during Rob’s tenure as estate director at Newton Vineyards in Napa Valley. Now firmly ensconced back in the Swan Valley, Rob and Gen’s Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo-dominant red blend sit at the heart of a bright future for this brilliant duo. And their Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, from their beautiful Calgardup Vineyard, is a new milestone for this region.