Our Vineyards

Our endeavour is to make true cool climate Victorian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a focus on the central highlands of Ballarat and Macedon Ranges. This unique part of Australia has a continental climate, similar to the great cool climates of Europe such as Burgundy, France. The inland, high altitude location, sees warm growing days but cool nights which is perfect for a long ripening season with harvest in mid-Autumn.

This climate is perfectly suited to growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the slow ripening season gives us the opportunity to make wines that are of high quality, elegant and food focussed with natural fruit to acid balance. We manage, own and are continuing to plant vineyards in these spectacular regions, for which we hold high hopes.

Scotsburn (Ballarat)

At our home on Attwoods Road, Scotsburn, just 10kms south of Ballarat, is 'Mon Climat' our close-planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. Planting Pinot Noir MV6, 777 and Pommard and Chardonnay (4 clones, 'massale' selection) vines at a density of 10,000 vines a hectare, this is a true close-planted vineyard. The site is 500m above sea level on 480 million year old Ordovision, quartz rich, gold mining soil, with one of the coldest climates in Victoria.

The vines are planted 1.2m by 85cm, looking for low yields and high quality. It's early days, and there are certainly challenges to face with this labour intensive site but we are optimistic and very excited about the first harvest in 2022. 

Glenlyon (Macedon Ranges)

We took over management of the beautiful Glenlyon Estate on the outskirts of the Macedon Ranges, in 2019, with our first harvest of premium fruit in 2020. A perfect site for cool climate winemaking, these 23 year old Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines at Glenlyon span 5 acres, at an altitude of 500m, with quartz, basalt, clay soils. Low yielding, small quantities of fruit naturally high in acid, producing some elegant and fine wines.

Home to our winery and cellar door, Glenlyon is a spectacular property, an oasis of beautiful landscaping, nestled in a bush setting, near Daylesford.

Garibaldi (Ballarat)

Good things come in small packages. Garibaldi Farm - our smallest vineyard is just 2 acres. These dry-grown, 25 year old, low yielding vines give us some premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit, in very small quantities. We don't get a crop every year, as the plot is frost-prone, but when we do - it's something special.