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Our Review

Since 1991 Sam Plunkett and partner Bron Dunwoodie have changed shells as often as a lively hermit crab: 1991, first estate vineyard established and mudbrick winery built; 2001, created a new winery at Avenel; 2004, purchased the large Dominion Wines in partnership with the Fowles family; 2011, Fowles purchased the Plunkett family’s shareholding, except 7ha of shiraz and 3.2ha of chardonnay. Winemaking moved to the Taresch family’s Elgo Estate winery. Within 2 years the Plunkett interests had leased the entire Elgo winery, now making the Elgo wines as well as their own brands. A large contract make for Naked Wines saw production increase, and a few blinks of the eye later, production is now 70 000 dozen. Exports to the UK, the US and China.

About

Founded by husband & wife team, Sam Plunkett and Bron Dunwoodie. Sam has been making award winning wines in Central Victoria for more than 25 years. While grapes are grown on the family vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges, their urban winery is in the regional township of Seymour. Fronted by a retro-chic cellar door & cafe, visitors can choose to relax with a glass of wine & some regional produce or opt to step into the main cellar to experience the sights & smells of a working winery.

Specialities

Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling,Chardonnay, Savagnin, Pinot Gris, Viognier

Cellar Door

Hours

Monday to Saturday 9am - 4pm, (7pm Fridays), Sunday 10am - 4pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

Gourmet cheese & charcuterie platters. Light meals & artisan cakes. Great coffee

Cuisine

Selection of locally produced smoked meats & trout

Hours

Monday to Saturday 9am - 4pm, (7pm Fridays), Sunday 10am - 4pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Regional Victoria: Laura Bolcato ph. 0428 000 468
Melb Metro: Westwood Wines www.westwoodwines.com.au
Bellarine Peninsula: White Kat Wines

International Sales Information

Contact: bron@winebysam.com.au

Stockist

Contact winery for details

Details

Rating
Winemaker Sam Plunkett, Mark Hickin, Sophie Fromont
Established 2012
Dozens 70 000
Vineyards (area) 10.2 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Fri-Sun 9-4
Address 69-71 Anzac Avenue, Seymour, Vic 3660
Telephone 03 57 990 437
Website www.winebysam.com.au