It's a rare treat to declare a new appellation, especially if it's been going for over 150 years.
It is a spooky experience to gaze at that cot, in that room, in that cottage, in that wee village near Clare, and wonder.
See how easy it is to get off the track - I set out to write about an appellation established by other pioneers a lot further south.
"Purchased several large properties?" Stole the country from its Aboriginal owners would be more like it. That small matter aside, consider for a moment the new Kanmantoo Vineyard Wine Cabernet Merlot: As usual, rather than worry about actually tasting the product for personal evaluation before recommendation, I'll trust the supplied tasting notes to report this noble blend is the colour of "ruby and garnet."
And that Penwortham link? Obvious. Penwortham's the closest village to Mitchell's.