Purple Hen Wines

Victoria | Gippsland

Our Review

This is the family-owned business of Rick Lacey and wife Maira Vitols. They purchased the property, situated on a small peninsula that is part of Phillip Island, in 2001, and planted the first 2ha of vines in '02. Subsequent plantings have increased the area to 4.7ha of pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, sauvignon blanc and viognier. Rick has a horticultural background, his professional life prior to Purple Hen was as an agricultural economist.


Winemaker Marcus Satchell
Established 2002
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Mon 11-5.30
Address 96 McFees Road, Rhyll, Vic 3923
Telephone (03) 5956 9244
Website www.purplehenwines.com.au