Patrick Sullivan Wines

Victoria | Gippsland

Our Review

Patrick Sullivan is the ‘been everywhere, done everything' man, planting vines at age 15 and heading to London three years later. Viticulture studies followed, coupled with working at Vina di Anna, a winery in Sicily, thereafter appointed international wine buyer for Vina di Anna's owner, a London-based wine distribution business. Back in Australia, he became increasingly interested in Gippsland and the Baw Baw Shire in particular; winemaker Bill Downie was his guide both there and thereafter in the Yarra Valley. His beliefs and practices took shape over this time, notably sustainability/biodynamics and ultra-close spacing of 7000 vines/ha. In 2014 he and wife Megan purchased the 69ha property now called Tumblestone Farm, sitting on red volcanic soil over sandstone at the base of the Strzelecki Ranges. They live on the farm with their two young children and have planted pinot noir and chardonnay that are still coming into full bearing. In the meantime he works with chardonnay from the Millstream, Bullswamp and Ada River vineyards. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Korea, Japan and China. -JAMES HALLIDAY

Details

Rating
Winemaker Patrick Sullivan
Established 2011
Dozens 2000
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address 146 Peterson Road, Ellinbank, Vic 3821
Telephone 0439 729 780
Website www.patricksullivan.com.au