Finch’s Line produces handcrafted, small batches of wine from special old vineyards throughout the Hunter Valley. One particular favourite is a 70-year-old vineyard near Pokolbin that Miles discovered while he was doing vintage at Tyrrells. The wines are made at Château Pato, one of the Hunter’s leading boutique wineries which is owned and run by Miles’s best mate, Nick Paterson. For 4 weeks during Australia’s harvest, prior to having a family and running a business, Miles spent working as Nick’s assistant winemaker in exchange for Paterson “babysitting” Finch’s Line when Miles returned home to the UK.
The ‘Finch’ in the name comes from Heneage Finch, who was the original surveyor of the road from Sydney to the Hunter Valley – The Great North Road.