Serengale Vineyard

Victoria | Beechworth

James' Review

Gayle Taylor and Serena Abbinga established their business in 1999. Gayle had worked in the wine industry for over 20 years, while Serena was seeking to return to North East Victoria after many years living and working in inner city Melbourne. A three-year search culminated in the acquisition of a 24ha property in the Everton Hills. In the first years they concentrated on planting the 7ha vineyard, with 2.6ha of merlot, 1.2ha chardonnay, 1ha each of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and pinot gris, and 0.2ha of prosecco. In '15 the winery was completed, and the first vintage made in it. While Gayle is winemaker and Serena estate manager, their hands-on approach means there's a fair degree of job sharing.

About

Gayle Taylor and Serena Abbinga founded Serengale Vineyard in 1999. They had searched for over three years for a suitable site across Victoria before finding 60 acres at the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Everton Hills near Beechworth. The deep ancient granitic soil, cool climate and north east facing slopes provided the perfect site. Both Gayle and Serena concentrated on carefully developing the vineyard in the first eight years to produce premium grapes, before their first vintage of chardonnay. In 2015 the winery was completed, and the first vintage produced on site. Serengale wines are grown, vinified and hand crafted by our winemaker Gayle Taylor and Estate Manager Serena Abbinga.

Specialities

Chardonnay, pinot gris, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz.

Cellar Door

Information

Unique cellar door set within the winery.

Hours

Open every second weekend of the month. All other times by appointment.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Accommodation

Information

Serengale Retreat, five bedroom luxury home available.

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Prime Wines Melbourne.

Stockist

Cellar Door Wine Store Beechworth. Melbourne: 161 Cellars, Cloud Wine Cellars, Red Hill Cellars, Purvis Wine Cellars, Wineseek, Woolshed Pub, Williamstown Fine Wines, Craigs Royal Hotel, Mornington, Royal Hotel Ballarat, Dinner Plain Grocer, Hotham, Elgins Wodonga.

Details

Serengale Vineyard logo
Rating
Winemaker Gayle Taylor
Established 1999
Dozens 800
Vineyards (area) 7 ha
Opening Hours Second w'end each month or by appt
Address 1168 Beechworth-Wangaratta Road, Everton Upper, Vic 3678
Telephone 0428 585 348
Website www.serengalevineyardbeechworth.com.au