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 is deep red in colour with an intense aroma of red fruits, chocolate and a little spice. In the mouth it remains intense and vibrant with those dark fruits to the fore, there is a nice structure to it with good acidity underlying the rich fruits. Very smooth and easy to drink it will work well in the winter months with a proper old fashioned stew or venison with a dark chocolate sauce.