Granitevale Estate

New South Wales | Canberra District

Our Review

Australian army officers Greg Birch and Leigh Brennan left the army at the same time after 20+ years of service, with a plan to buy a property together. The only trouble was, having procured the land, they couldn't agree on the best use for the property. By 1994 they had agreed to establish a wine business, growing its own grapes and making its own wine. Greg completed an advanced diploma in wine administration at Dookie Agricultural College in Victoria. Both had full-time jobs, managing a project management and logistics business, a farm, children at home, and with Greg studying winemaking at CSU, they decided to engage Greg Gallagher as a consultant on all aspects of developing the business and, of course, making the wines. Shiraz, riesling, sauvignon blanc and sangiovese have been planted. The cellar door/cafe opened in 2019, with plans for a micro-brewery to follow later in the year. -JH


Granitevale Estate
Winemaker Greg Gallagher, Greg Birch, Leigh Brennan
Established 1999
Dozens 2200
Vineyards (area) 2.5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Thurs-Mon 10-5
Address 153 Magennis Drive, Murrumbateman, NSW 2582
Telephone 0419 547 850