Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected winemaker earning an oenology degree in 1986 from Roseworthy Agricultural College, located in north of Adelaide, South Australia. Over the next decade, Hewitson worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Master’s from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion. With his longstanding focus on terroir—Hewitson sources grapes from not only his own vineyards, but also from long standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. herbs, earth and undergrowth. With an average age of 15 years these Baby Bush vines take the pedigree of the world’s oldest Mourvèdre vineyard yet are imbued with the vibrancy and bold confidence of youth. Baby Bush is a wine of natural beauty that is unique in its heritage and history. On the palate, sarsaparilla and classic blue fruits deliver a rich, velvety mouth feel, backed by very soft and fully ripe tannins.