Bress is based in Bendigo and collects fruit from different areas in Australia, depending on where they judge they can achieve premium results. I knew nothing about this winery before I tried this 2005 Bress Heathcote Shiraz.
The wine is medium to full bodied, and less full-on than some other Heathcote wines, but still has a good core of fruit. Our group judged it differently. I felt it hadn't come quite together with tannins being a bit harsh, but others liked the structure of the wine. It will be a matter of trying a couple more vintages before it is clear how good this is. The wine is attractively priced.