The name ‘Stump Jump’ doesn’t relate to the English game of cricket (jumping over the stumps at the end of the game), nor the breeding of livestock held in the stumps but relates to the significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. The plough soon became a worldwide implement for ploughing fields because of its ability to ride over stumps and gnarled “mallee” Eucalypt roots and snags, saving valuable time and resources by not stopping the draught horse.
This wine is the combination of many
individual parcels of wines that flowed
down from the many senior wines in
the d'Arenberg stable including parcels from a
range of new growers. Their red
winemaking is very traditional and
simplistic. All the reds are
fermented in traditional headed-down
open fermenters prior to being pressed
in traditional basket-presses, then
matured prior to bottling.