ichael Schreurs has an extensive history in the Australian wine industry, having worked as winemaker at Seppelts Great Western Winery for three years, followed by six years at Henschke in Eden Valley, 10 years at The Lane Vineyard, and, since 2019, at Atlas Wines. Other stints in Domaine de Montille, Burgundy, The Rhone, The US & Spain compliment this experience.
"In the winery, we use only natural processes of fermentation and maturation, minimising intervention to make wines that reflect the conditions specific to each vineyard and vintage”.
Michael founded Lonely Vineyard in 2008 in order to produce beautiful, individualistic wines from special sites in Eden Valley, South Australia. The warm, dry days and cold nights combined with the unique soils and microclimates of Eden Valley allow him to make wines of great finesse from his two special vineyards – Shiraz, planted in 1919 and Riesling, planted in 1940. Since then, he has added two exciting varietals of Italian heritage to his repertoire - Montepulciano and Arneis.
Family-owned and operated, Latitude 34 Wine Co was established in 1997 with their first vineyards in the Blackwood Valley, followed in '98 by the St Johns Brook Vineyard in Yallingup. The wines are released under the St Johns Brook, Optimus, The Blackwood and Crush labels.