Timo grew up in the Württemberg region of Germany, where his family have been making wine for more than 400 years. He studied winemaking in Australia, stayed and founded Mayer together with his wife.
Mayer is a 2.5ha farm producing hand crafted, single vineyard wine. They believe that wines are made in the vineyard and therefore try to interfere as little as possible in the natural winemaking process.
The fruit for the Gamay is grown in the old Roundstone vineyard in Steels Creek.
Fruit is handpicked and fermented in whole bunches, with 10 days carbonic maceration and an additional 10 days on skins. The fruit is then pressed, and the juice is transferred to old puncheons to mature for 10 months.