South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

It’s a long story how Doug Govan, owner of the Victory Hotel (circa 1858), came to choose the name Rudderless for his vineyard. The vineyard is planted on 2 levels (in 1999 and 2003) to a complex mix of shiraz, graciano, grenache, malbec, mataro and viognier. It surrounds the hotel, which is situated in the foothills of the Southern Willunga Escarpment as it falls into the sea. The wines are mostly sold through the Victory Hotel, where the laidback Doug keeps a low profile.


Winemaker Peter Fraser
Established 2004
Dozens 550
Vineyards (area) 2 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days
Address Victory Hotel, Main South Road, Sellicks Beach, SA 5174
Telephone (08) 8556 3083