Deakin Estate is owned by the Wingara Wine Group, in turn owned by Freixenet of Spain, as is Katnook Estate. For over 10 years, Dr Phil Spillman steered the development of Deakin Estate, his rather large shoes filled by Frank Newman. Frank has had a long and varied career, starting at Penfolds working alongside Max Schubert, then Angove (for more than a decade) and BRL Hardy at Renmano. The very large production, with an enlarged range of brands, is only part of the story: with other labels produced at the estate, the annual crush of 2500 tonnes for Deakin is doubled, as is the production of bottled wines under those other labels. Deakin Estate's extensive range of varietal wines at $10 all offer excellent value for money. Exports to all major markets.
Deakin Estate's vineyard and winery complex is at Red Cliffs, near Mildura in the Murray Darling region of North West Victoria. We have 350 hectares (865 acres) under vine. It is warm and sunny here where the great Murray River brings life to the region. Chief winemaker Frank Newman, winemaker Aidan Menzies and Viticulturist Craig Thornton work as a team to deliver terrific 'value for money' wines.