The Xabregas story begins with one man, Terry Hogan, founder of Xabregas. His passion for wine was seeded from a visit with his elegant wife, Wendy, to the coastal town of Lisbon, Portugal in the 1960's. He fell in love with the "European culture of wine appreciation and celebration" so foreign to his native home in Western Australia at the time. Today, the estate is overseen by Terry and managed by his energetic son Paul. The wines are under the guidance of the talented Andrew Hoadley, who also makes his La Violetta wines at Xabregas. Andrew's hands-on-in-the-vineyard and hands-off-in-the-winery approach has worked a treat in this cool, dry climate. Focussing on Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc for the whites and Syrah for the reds, each wine is a real reflection of site and minimal handling. Xabregas wines are elegant and effortless with beautiful poise and balance.