Giaconda is a shining star in the firmament of Australian wine alongside Leeuwin Estate and Penfolds Grange, it’s just its rarity that makes it less well known amongst ardent collectors. Demand regularly outstrips supply making both the Giaconda’s Shiraz and Chardonnay scarce in the UK market. The estate in Beechwood, Victoria, is lauded by critics worldwide, and winemaker Rick Kinzbrunner is considered a Chardonnay master. Indeed, in March 2015 Decanter Magazine picked Giaconda as one of the world’s greatest Chardonnay producers. The estate’s 400m elevation ensures the wines are vibrant and fresh, and the gentle winemaking produces outstandingly terroir-driven wines.