Last year I spent a couple of weeks in Australia, crossing from one side of the country to the other meeting winemakers and tasting some great wines. The Australians had decided to bring a group of American/Canadian wine professionals over to show them all the wines were not just cute little animals on the labels. They showed us wineries and winemakers who had a sense of place. Mike Brown from Gemtree is a winemaker who is focused on bringing whatever is in his vineyard to the bottle. This is a great interview. When we met him it was really early in the morning and he is a pretty big man. When he launched into his discusssion on soil, we were almost too scared not to listen! He is a little intimidating at first. By the end, we realized, he is a passionate winemaker making wines that really show a sense of place.