CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Open noon to 4pm weekdays

11am to 5pm weekends and public holidays

Closed Christmas Day

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PLEASE NOTE: Tour groups/minibuses

only accepted by prior arrangement

CONTACT

120 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill 
Victoria 3937, AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+61) 414758960

A delicate mix of science and art...

  • Red wines are destemmed but the berries mostly drop into the vat whole

  • The skin, juice and whole berries have a pre-fermentation soak of about 4 days

  • The ferment occurs spontaneously without us adding yeast

  • The juice and skin mixture (called the marc) is plunged 1 to 3 times a day

  • The fermentation lasts about 10 days

  • A post-fermentation soak of 3 to 4 days usually occurs

  • Malolactic fermentation occurs in all our red wines, assisted by an added culture

  • All our white wines are made without destemming or crushing

  • We use an air bag press to whole bunch process our white wine grapes

  • Sauvignon Blanc is made as a Fumé Blanc which means it is barrel fermented in French oak barriques, 25% of which are new and further aged in the barrels for another 8 months

  • Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented

  • Most Chardonnay barrels have a malolactic fermentation with the assistance of an added culture

  • We use French oak barriques

  • The company that makes them is known as a TONNELLERIE

  • The volume of wine in a barrique is 228 Litres

  • Some wine evaporates with time so the average is 270 bottles per barrique

  • The cost varies between $1350 and $1750 depending on the tonnellerie

  • We keep barrels for 2 to 3 years as a maximum and then sell them for $130

  • The wood used is selected according to the forest where the oak is grown

  • The flavour will vary according to the tonnellerie, the forest and the “Toasting”

  • Toasting is where the barrel is placed over a hot fire for a brief time