Five generations of Morris’ have trod the hallowed turf of their Mia Mia winery. Here they have methodically and purposefully maintained an inheritance for future generations based on their respect of generations past. As David Morris carefully pours measures of 100 year old Muscat the echo of former generations pass through his hands and into his wines. There is something to be said for tried and tested practices, and more so for the pride of history. David reveres his family’s rich history, yet humbly understates his own place within it. It’s an incredible legacy that David Morris has been born into, yet it’s an amazing path that he is paving for himself, and in turn the winemaking families of Rutherglen.
Q. Who is the greatest influence in your winemaking life?
My Dad, Mick Morris.
Q. What is your approach to winemaking?
The best quality grapes make the best wine, hence select the best grapes and with attention to detail and minimal intervention, a good flavoursome wine should result.
Q. Morris of Rutherglen has many loyal drinkers, how would you describe them?
Yes, we have many loyal supporters that like our style of wines, with rich and generous flavours!
Q. What winemaking philosophy do you live by?
Ensure wines are generous in flavour!
Q. What is your favourite part of the winemaking process?
Q. If you could invite one person to share a bottle of your wine with, who would it be?
Q. When you are not making wine, what do you enjoy doing?
Still on the land, farming.
Q. What’s your favourite wine region in the world — other than your own?
Duoro Valley, Portugal.
Q. If you weren’t making wine for a living, what would you be doing?
Q. What’s the best wine you’ve ever tasted? The most interesting?
Too many to name.
Q. What do you love most about Morris of Rutherglen?
Q. Favourite music?
Pop music of the 1980s.
Q. Favourite book?
The classic, Newspaper!
Q. Favourite movie?
The James Bond movies.