Mr Mick is named after K.H. (Mr Mick) Knappstein, a legend within the Australian winemaking industry. One of Mr Mick’s passions in life was to make wines for everyone to enjoy, a tradition his last apprentice, local winemaker Tim Adams continues in his name. Today, Tim and his wife, Pam, are proud custodians of this landmark property, the former Leasingham winery.
Tim Adams' formative years were spent in South Australia's Clare Valley. As a Clare lad growing up among pioneering grape growers and winemakers, it was no surprise that in his final year of school Tim eschewed studying in favour of writing to Clare Valley wineries seeking employment. The recipient of one such letter was Mr Mick Knappstein at the Stanley Wine Company, which led to Tim securing a position as winery cellar hand in 1975. A fortuitous beginning for Tim, who found himself mentored by a revered pioneer of the modern Australian wine industry. The first release of wines under Tim Adams' own label was in September 1986, by which time Tim had left the Stanley Wine Company. 'Mr Mick' continued to encourage the young winemaker, embracing Tim as his last apprentice, a relationship that continued until him passing in 1997.
Mr Mick’s passion for Rosé dated back to the late 1960’s when his nephew had just qualified from University at Roseworthy. Keen to impress his uncle, he produced the first Rosé under Mr Mick’s watchful eye. Today, Mr Mick Rosé revives his intent for the wine in a way no other Australian Rose seems to do – ideal to serve with food but also great as an aperitif.
MR MICK ROSĖ
This is an alluring wine with subtle complexity of strawberry, hints of lychee and white peach. Soft fruit lingers before a cleansing, dry finish.
This wine is a great match with all Asian cuisine, or with any food which has a little spiciness. It’s also great on its own for all occasions.
Gold medal at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020 and Gold and the Trophy for Best Rose at the Clare Valley Wine Show 2020.