Squitchy Lane Vineyard

Yarra Valley

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www.squitchylane.com.au

Address
Medhurst Road, Coldstream, Vic 3770
Yarra Valley VIC
Telephone
(03) 5964 9114
Facsimilie
(03) 5964 9017
Opening Hours
W'ends 11-5
Winemaker
Robert Paul
Established
1982
Dozen
2000
Vineyards
5.75 hectares

James' Review

Mike Fitzpatrick acquired a taste for fine wine while a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University in the 1970s. Returning to Australia he guided Carlton Football Club to two premierships as captain, then established Melbourne-based finance company Squitchy Lane Holdings. The wines of Mount Mary inspired him to look for his own vineyard, and in ?96 he found a vineyard of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon, planted in ?82, just around the corner from Coldstream Hills and Yarra Yering.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

At Squitchy Lane, we work hard in the vineyard to make sure our winemaker doesn’t have to work hard in the winery. If the grapes aren’t right, no amount of winemaking attention can fix them.

That’s as close as we come to a winemaking philosophy. We’d prefer not to be boxed in by philosophies which are often dogma by another name.

So we let our grapes do the talking. This means reducing winery additives but gentle and continual “massaging” of the wines since we believe there is a substantial difference between physical and chemical inputs.

The end result is a group of wines that are balanced, harmonious and graceful. We strive for full flavour development at low alcohol levels so the wines can refresh as well as sustain the soul.


Specialties

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Cellar Door

Sun: 11:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 11:00am till 5:00pm

Stocklist

Download the latest stocklist - Squitchy Lane Stockists.pdf

Distribution Information

Squitchy Lane Distribution

VICTORIA
Robyn Lee
P 0412 327 217
E robynlee@netspace.net.au

NEW SOUTH WALES
Bacchant Wines Pty Ltd
P 02 9212 5658
E bacchant@iprimus.com.au

International Sales Information

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Information Provided By: Squitchy Lane Vineyard
  • Event name:
    CELLAR DOOR OPENING CELEBRATION
    Date:
    18 Oct 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
    Time:
    11:00:AM to 17:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    CELLAR DOOR OPENING CELEBRATION 18 OCTOBER 2014 On Saturday 18 October we are officially opening our new cellar door . It will be a great celebation and we would like to see as many friends of Squitchy Lane as possible. Come along, any time between 11 am and 5 pm, help us baptise our new building in the appropriate manner, enjoy some good food and taste our wines.
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4.5 Star

Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a 5-star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above, others 87-89.

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