Vineyard of the Month – MacLean Bay Wines

MacLean Bay Wines – two mates pursuing two passions Ten minutes north of Bicheno, the one hectare MacLean Bay vineyard sits on a sun drenched North-East facing slope overlooking its namesake. Enjoying a unique microclimate, a lengthy growing season with mild evenings ripens grapes slowly for stress-free sugar and taste development. The rich clay based … More Vineyard of the Month – MacLean Bay Wines

Vineyard of the Month – Kelvedon Estate

Established in 1830 by Frances Cotton, this 5,300 hectare property south of Swansea continues in the hands of its sixth generation. Known for award winning superfine merino, vines were added in spring 1998 and the first vintage of Pinot Noir released in 2002. The temperate maritime climate and close proximity to the sea combine to produce superb fruit for … More Vineyard of the Month – Kelvedon Estate

Vineyard of the Month – Gala Estate

Our Vineyard of the Month for November is Gala Estate, where “Quality not quantity” is the byword for winemakers Adam and Grainne Greenhill. In 1821, Gala Estate was granted to John Amos. Originally from Galashiels in the borders of Scotland, the Greenhill family make up the fifth, sixth and seventh generations of descendants still living, loving and farming … More Vineyard of the Month – Gala Estate

Vineyard of the Month for October – The Bend

Low yields produce Cabernet and Riesling of exceptional quality at Cranbrook, south of Bicheno. Too small to have a distributor at this stage, The Farm Shed is one of very few places to obtain this exclusive drop. ‘The Bend’ property is located near Swansea, bordered by the Swan River (the bend in the river) and King … More Vineyard of the Month for October – The Bend

Vineyard of the Month for September – Apsley Gorge

“I make Pinot Noir in a very traditional Burgundian style.” – Brian Franklin, wine maker at Apsley Gorge Situated in the foothills of the mountain range near the entrance to Douglas Apsley National Park, this vineyard is sheltered from the westerly winds and is the last to pick each year. Vines planted in 1989 produced … More Vineyard of the Month for September – Apsley Gorge