Peter Cumming, with more than two decades of winemaking under his belt, has quietly built on the reputation of Water Wheel year by year. The winery is owned by the Cumming family, which has farmed in the Bendigo region for more than 50 years, with horticulture and viticulture special areas of interest. Over half the vineyard area is planted to shiraz (75ha), followed by chardonnay and sauvignon blanc (15ha each), cabernet sauvignon and malbec (10ha each) and smaller plantings of petit verdot, semillon, roussanne and grenache. Water Wheel continues to make wines that over-deliver at their modest prices. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada and China.
Bill Trevaskis, Amy Cumming
Mon-Fri 9-5, w'ends 12-4
Bridgewater-Raywood Road, Bridgewater-on-Loddon, Vic 3516
(03) 5437 3060