Notes from winemaker Tim Wildman..: 2 tonnes of Nero d’Avola for this year’s Dark Side were hand picked on the morning of Sunday 21st February 2016 by myself and a team of fifteen international backpackers. The majority went into The Dark Side, with a few hundred kilos going into the Astro Bunny for colour. The fruit came from Ricca Terra Farms, Riverland, South Australia. The Dark Side is 100% Nero d’Avola which was fermented in a 3000 litre open fermenter with 100% whole bunches. Zero added sulphur, no other additions, no adjustments, just made from grapes. Bottled by hand by myself and three willing helpers over over a twenty hour period on Friday 18th March.