Rusty Mutt

Scott Hiedrich

Great wines are made with great passion… and it takes time, dedication and personal attention to create a quality wine that is genuinely exceptional.

Rusty Mutt is all about quality over quantity; rejecting mass-produced supermarket wines, in favour of something truly special and unique. Starting with only the best McLaren Vale grapes from carefully selected vineyards, delicate hand-plunged ferments begin the wine making process, before the fruit is gently basket pressed. This age-old process is what gives our wine its heart and soul.

Because we craft our wines with such affection and attention to the finer details, you won’t find it crammed on the shelves of any ol’ discount wine shop. That’s why Rusty Mutt wines are only available to those who share our passion for a glass of the finest.

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…. Rusty Mutt, wine with a soul.

Scott Heidrich who is currently the Winemaker for a very reputable winery in McLaren Vale and has several of the industry's biggest awards under his belt, including the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy. Whilst we have not entered any wine shows with Rusty Mutt yet, we have several great independent reviews to let you know what others think of Rusty Mutt!   

The name Rusty Mutt comes from Scott's interest in Chinese philosophy and astrology. Scott was born in the year of the Dog with the metal element being the dominant element of that twelve year cycle. So 'Metal dog' became 'Rusty Mutt'! Click this link if you want to find out what animal you are in the Chinese zodiac.

We don't have a cellar door (yet!), however the wine is available direct from us. Sign up to our 'Aficionado' wine club to receive member discounts on wine, event and tasting invitations, free freight for your purchases and more!