Paul Osicka

Victoria | Heathcote

James' Review

The Osicka family arrived from Czechoslovakia in the early 1950s. Vignerons in their own country, their vineyard in Australia was the first new venture in central and southern Victoria for over half a century. With the return of Simon Osicka to the family business, there have been substantial changes. Simon held senior winemaking positions at Houghton, Leasingham, and as group red winemaker for Constellation Wines Australia, interleaved with vintages in Italy, Canada, Germany and France, working at the prestigious Domaine Jean- Louis Chave for the '10 vintage. The fermentation of the red wines has been changed from static to open fermenters, and French oak has replaced American. 2020 marks the 65th anniversary of the planting of the vineyard. Extensive retrellising of the estate plantings is now complete. Installation of a conveyor belt enables 100% berry sorting and eliminates pumping, installation of new vats another improvement. Exports to Denmark.

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Winemaker Paul and Simon Osicka
Established 1955
Dozens NFP
Vineyards (area) 13 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address Majors Creek Vineyard at Graytown, Vic 3608
Telephone (03) 5794 9235
Website N/A