John Quarisa has 24 years experience making some of Australia’s most successful wines including stints with McWilliams Nugen and Casella. He is a very well respected show judge and has won two of Australia’s most prestigious wine making trophies the Jimmy Watson and the Stodart trophies. He now makes wines in his own name but doesn’t believe in taking life too seriously so he created the fun Johnny Q brand which is meant to portray wine in a light hearted approachable way like the man himself.
Johnny Q Shiraz Viognier is deep red almost plum in colour with an intense aroma of red berry fruits and some herbal notes. In the mouth it has good complexity and a pleasing weight the tannins are soft and the fruit is rich dark and plentiful there is a hint of some Christmas pudding spices about it. Rich savoury cheese dishes would be excellent with it.