Nocturne is a serious new-ish venture spearheaded by Julian Langworthy producing a range of Nocturne is a venture spearheaded by Julian Langworthy, producing a range of single vineyard and sub-regional wines from exceptional sites in Margaret River. This is the region Julian grew up in and where he has transformed Deep Woods Estate since becoming chief winemaker in 2011. In the process he has won just about every prize imaginable, including the 2016 Jimmy Watson for his Reserve Cabernet on his way to becoming James Halliday’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year. Julian is smart, ambitious and acutely sensitive to the best fruit sources in the region – including his pride and joy, the newly acquired Sheoak Vineyard and its beautifully mature Cabernet vines. It’s a pleasure to commend to you these dazzlingly vibrant, stylish and engaging wines that are a real joy to drink.
About Julian Langworthy
Growing up in Western Australia’s pristine Margaret River, with a father who studied pests in vineyards for the Agricultural Protection Board, Julian was fascinated by wine from a young age. After a brief dalliance with marine biology, he studied winemaking, ‘It seemed like it’d be fairer on the fish’, he jokes, then worked in France and Canada as well as Australia’s Clare Valley, Barossa Valley and Coonawarra regions.
In 2011, Julian returned to his hometown to reacquaint himself with his beloved Margaret River where Cabernet Sauvignon is the crown jewel – and Julian’s favourite variety.