Few would know the challenges facing small, start-up wineries better than Philip Murphy. After the sale of his very substantial retail wine business to Coles, he and wife Jennifer decided to have a seachange and move down to the Mornington Peninsula. He met Kevin Bell of Hurley Vineyard,who gave him the confidence to enrol in wine science at CSU in 2003. The Murphys built a new house, incorporating a winery and cellar door. They planted chardonnay and pinot noir (the latter French clones and MV6), and the first experimental vintage followed in '07; the '08 was ?a big step forward' says Philip, and he wasn't wrong. And, of course, he has completely circumvented the sale challenges with the tiny make (although it may be expanded) by selling most of the wine through the mailing list and small amounts through the Pinot Shop in Launceston, and several premium liquor retailers in Melbourne.
This winery is now closed.
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