Thick as Thieves

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley

Wine Tasting at Thick as Thieves

Thick as Thieves, established in the Yarra Valley by Syd Bradford in 2009, epitomises the journey of boutique winemaking from its humble beginnings as a virtual winery to its current status as a cherished family-owned vineyard. The acquisition of the Cypress Ridge vineyard in 2012 marked a pivotal moment for Thick as Thieves, introducing 26-year-old Pinot Noir vines that have since become the backbone of their flagship Pinot wines. Embracing experimental winemaking with the creation of 'The Aloof Alpaca' Arneis, Thick as Thieves continues to innovate, exploring new varietals and winemaking styles that challenge and delight the palates of wine enthusiasts.

At the heart of Thick as Thieves is a commitment to producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Yarra Valley. With a focus on alternative varieties and styles, including Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Gamay, and Syrah, Syd Bradford's passion for viticulture and enology shines through in each bottle. This dedication to craftsmanship and innovation has solidified Thick as Thieves' reputation as a must-visit destination for those seeking a unique and personal wine tasting experience in the Yarra Valley.

Visit Thick as Thieves in Yarra Valley

The Thick as Thieves tasting experience, by appointment only, offers an intimate glimpse into the winery's artisanal approach to winemaking. With a minimum spend per taster, groups of 4 to 15 can enjoy a range of freshly opened wines, ensuring each visitor receives a tailored and memorable tasting. Syd Bradford, as the sole operator, brings a personal touch to each visit, sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for wine. Guests are required to prearrange their visit, promising an engaging and insightful exploration of Thick as Thieves' diverse and innovative wine portfolio.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Thick as Thieves:

Book a tasting at Thick as Thieves

Bookings are recommended for all tasting experiences at Thick as Thieves to guarantee a personalised visit with Syd Bradford, the heart and soul behind the winery. This boutique Yarra Valley winemaker offers not just a tasting but an educational journey through the world of winemaking, from its experimental roots to its current offerings. Whether a seasoned wine aficionado or a curious novice, guests at Thick as Thieves can expect an unparalleled experience that highlights the best of small-scale, passionate winemaking in one of Australia's most renowned wine regions.

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