Fighting Gully Road

Victoria | Beechworth

James' Review

Mark Walpole (who began his viticultural career with Brown Brothers in the late 1980s) and partner Carolyn De Poi found their elevated north-facing site south of Beechworth in 1995. They commenced planting the Aquila Audax Vineyard in '97 with cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir, subsequently expanding with significant areas of sangiovese, tempranillo, shiraz, petit manseng and chardonnay. In 2009 they were fortunate to lease the oldest vineyard in the region, planted by the Smith family in 1978 to chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon - in fact, Mark shares the lease with long-time friend Adrian Rodda (see A. Rodda Wines). Says Mark, ‘We are now making wine in a building in the old and historic Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum - a place that should be full of winemakers!' Exports to Hong Kong.

About

Mark Walpole (who began his viticultural career with Brown Brothers in the late 1980s) and partner Carolyn De Poi found their elevated north-facing site south of Beechworth in 1995. They commenced planting the Aquila Audax Vineyard in '97 with cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir, subsequently expanding with significant areas of sangiovese, tempranillo, shiraz, petit manseng and chardonnay. In 2009 they were fortunate to lease the oldest vineyard in the region, planted by the Smith family in 1978 to chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon - in fact, Mark shares the lease with long-time friend Adrian Rodda (see A. Rodda Wines). Says Mark, ‘We are now making wine in a building in the old and historic Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum - a place that should be full of winemakers!'

Specialities

Sangiovese, Aglianico, Syrah, Chardonnay

Cellar Door

Information

15 Kurrajong Way, Mayday Hills, Beechworth VIC 3747

Hours

Cellar door is open by appointment - call 0407 261 373 or 03 5727 1434.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Regional Victoria – Pizzini Wines (03) 57 298 278 or orders@pizzini.com.au

Melbourne – Stock on Hand. Evan Milne 0428 312 096 or evan@stockonhandwines.com.au

Canberra – Mt Majura Wines. Fergus McGhie 0423 240 372 or fergus@mountmajura.com.au

NSW – Kingfisher Wines Pty Ltd. Andrew Campbell 0418 882 336 or andrew@kingfisherwines.com.au pjackson@nelsonwineco.com.au

Stockist

Selected restaurants and independent retailers. Buy direct from https://fightinggully.com.au

Details

Fighting gully logo
Rating
Winemaker Mark Walpole
Established 1997
Dozens 3500
Vineyards (area) 8.3 ha
Opening Hours By appointment
Address Kurrajong Way, Mayday Hill, Beechworth, Vic 3747
Telephone 0407 261 373
Website www.fightinggully.com.au