Turner's Crossing Vineyard

Victoria | Bendigo

Our Review

This outstanding, mature vineyard was named to remember the original landholder, Thomas Turner. During the 1800s, farmers and gold rush prospectors crossed the Loddon River beside the property, at what became known as Turners Crossing. During the Gold Rush period European settlers in the area started to plant vineyards, trusting that Bendigo's terroir would reveal itself as a suitable site on which to grow grapes. And they were right to be so confident. Its alluvial composition of rich limestone soils and Mediterranean climate make it a happy home for viticulture in particular. Turners Crossing Vineyard now spans 42ha of mature vines. The vineyard is virtually pesticide and chemical free; warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to ripen during the day and the vines to recover overnight. The vineyard bears shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, viognier and picolit (a rare white Italian variety). Exports to the UK, Canada, Vietnam and China.

About

Turners Crossing was established when business owner Phil Bennett and Vigneron Paul Jenkins discovered the land for the vineyard on the banks of the Loddon River in Victoria’s historic Bendigo region in 2002. Since then, Turners Crossing has been producing wines of outstanding quality that speak of a sense of place and provenance. "DEEP PURPLE-CRIMSON; A COMPLETE WINE WITH A VIRTUOSO DISPLAY OF AROMAS AND FLAVOURS ATTESTING TO SITE AND CLIMATE" JAMES HALLIDAY, 2007 THE CUT - 96 POINTS.

Our Vineyards The Turners Crossing name honours a former local publican, Thomas Turner, who purchased land at this site in 1868, and it bears the well-trodden footprints of farmers who used this passage to cross the river, from the mid-to late 1800s. During the Central Victorian Gold Rush era, while miners were panning for prosperity, others were quietly planting vines, influenced by their European homeland, and trusting that Bendigo’s terroir would reveal itself as a suitable site on which to grow grapes. And they were right to be so confident. Bendigo’s gold-bearing soils proved ideally suited to viticulture. Its alluvial composition and Mediterranean climate make it a happy home for warm climate varieties in particular. Turners Crossing Vineyard now spans 42 hectares on well-drained, red sandy clay topsoil. The sub-soil is red light-to-medium clay containing limestone pebbles. The vineyard is virtually pesticide and chemical free; warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to ripen during the day and the vines to recover overnight. Vines are spur-pruned and bud numbers are calculated to deliver low yields, but quality fruit. The vineyard bears shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, viognier and picolit grapes, a rare white variety of Italian origin.

Specialities

Shiraz, Cabernet, Viognier

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Turners Crossing Vineyard
Email: sales@ turnerscrossing.com

International Sales Information

Turners Crossing Vineyard
Email: sales@ turnerscrossing.com

Details

Turners crossing logo
Rating
Winemaker Various
Established 1999
Dozens 4000
Vineyards (area) 42 ha
Opening Hours Not
Address 747 Old Bridgewater-Serpentine Road, Serpentine, Vic 3517
Telephone 0437 493 303
Website www.turnerscrossing.com.au