Food and Drink Stone Well, Light, South Australia
Winemaker Belinda van Eyssen and viticulturist Daniel McDonald launched The Cutting in 2018. The family venture specialises in small scale boutique Shiraz and Grenache production. Belinda spent her formative winemaking years in the winelands of South Africa, France, Portugal, New Zealand and the US. Daniel spent his training in the vineyards of Australia’s Barossa Valley, with brief explorative sojourns to vineyards in Germany and the US. They met among the vines of Sonoma County in California before setting up home and cellar in the Stone Well sub-region of the Barossa, origin of The Cutting.
The Cutting vineyard is farmed sustainably with minimum inputs to ensure soil health and balanced vines. A large area of the property adjacent to the vineyard has been dedicated to restoring and planting native vegetation to increase biodiversity and native wildlife.
The single vineyard Shiraz has received several trophies and awards including a gold medal at the highly acclaimed
Barossa wine show in 2020.
The team offer personalised tastings hosted by the Winemaker in their boutique winery and vineyard setting.