Waratah Hills Vineyard

Victoria | Gippsland

Our Review

Melbourne-based business partners and friends, Oliver and Brooke Smith, Paul and Tanya Smith and Charlie and Hayley Blomley bought Waratah Hills cellar door in Aug ’20. Oliver's brother Ben lives on site to manage the business. Viticulturist Georgia Roberts is reinvigorating the vineyards including re-trellising the 1.2ha of chardonnay and 2.8ha of pinot noir. The plan is to plant another 4ha of the aforementioned varieties to double the production of single-vineyard wines yet remain a boutique producer. A commercial kitchen has been added to expand the casual dining experience, with a focus on pairing wine and food. -JANE FAULKNER

About

Producing exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sparkling and Rose is the absolute focus of owners Neil and Judy Travers with the help of their exceptional team and wine makers Marcus Satchell and Mal Stewart.

Waratah Hills Vineyard was planted 15 years ago with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Merlot varieties in the Burgundy style of low trellising and close planting. Today with a hands on approach to vineyard management (from picking through to pruning),minimal intervention and traditional wine making techniques, Waratah Hills Vineyard is producing beautiful wine.

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Winemaker Marcus Satchell
Established 1997
Dozens 900
Vineyards (area) 4 ha
Viticulturist Georgia Roberts
Opening Hours Fri–Sun 11-5
Address 20 Cottmans Road, Fish Creek, Vic 3959
Telephone (03) 5683 2441
Website www.waratahhills.com.au