Brothers in Arms - Australia


In 1882 William Formby bought the Metala estate in Langhorne Creek from the original settler. In 1891, son Arthur planted the first vines on Metala. The 1891 and 1894 plantings consisted of Shiraz and Cabernet – of which about 12 acres are still producing premium fruit. Great grandson Guy Adams and his wife, Liz, now oversee the vineyards and winery and they will pass it along to the 6th generation – for which the No. 6 range is named.

Without doubt our greatest strength is being such an integrated business. We are in control of the management of our soils, pruning regimes, canopies and irrigation in the vineyard right through to deciding when best to bring the fruit into the winery.
We don’t feel the pressure to work to anyone else’s requirements at vintage and can therefore coax and nurture our ferments how we choose, allowing our Viticulture and winery teams to work closely together building skill sharing and teamwork.


The Wines

No.6 Shiraz Cabernet

Heavy crimson and magenta hues in colour. Dark plums are matched with a herbal aroma with hints of spice on the nose. Juicy red fruits are met with fine fruit tannins which deliver a fresh velvety mouth-feel across the palate uninterrupted delivering an exceptional finish.

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No.6 Cabernet Sauvignon

Deeply coloured. This elegant Cabernet has blackberries, wild fennel and redcurrants. A savoury palate with redcurrants and elegant tannins build to a lingering finish. Pair with steak and wild mushrooms.

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