Quealy Winemakers

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy were among the early waves of winemakers on the Mornington Peninsula. They challenged the status quo - most publicly by introducing Mornington Peninsula pinot gris/grigio (with great success). Behind this was improvement and diversification in site selection, plus viticulture and winemaking techniques that allowed their business to grow significantly. The estate plantings are 2ha each of pinot noir, pinot gris and friulano as well as smaller plots of riesling, chardonnay and moscato giallo. Their leased vineyards are established on what Kathleen and Kevin consider to be premium sites for pinot gris and pinot noir. These are now single vineyard wines: Musk Creek and the newer Tussie Mussie Vineyard. Kathleen and Kevin are assisted by winemaker Dan Calvert. Their son Tom has joined the business, with a particular focus on natural wine, Turbul Friulano his first such wine. Exports to the UK and France.


Single vineyard expressions of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are the core of Quealy Winemakers. They are the fruit of thirty years of winegrowing in their region. Kevin McCarthy’s travels in Italy inspired them to plant significant areas on their vineyard to Friulano, Moscato Giallo, Malvasia and more recently Ribolla Gialla. These are the exciting varieties for Skin Contact white wine with their late ripening, cool acidity, golden aromatic skins. Their Cellar Door is built into the heart of their winery, set amidst terra cotta amphora and oak barrels. Their eclectic mix of wines is a tribute to the potential of cool climate Mornington Peninsula.


Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Friulano, Skin Contact Varietals

Cellar Door


Taste and traverse the widest array of Mornington Peninsula wine, where tradition and innovation work in harmony to elaborate exhilarating styles.


7 Days, 9-5

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

If you would like to purchase Quealy wines please call our office on (03) 5982 2483 so we can advise the closest stockist. Alternatively you can email us on info@quealy.com.au or buy online at www.quealy.com.au


Winemaker McCarthy & Quealy
Established 1982
Dozens 8000
Vineyards (area) 8 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address 62 Bittern-Dromana Road, Balnarring, Vic 3926
Telephone (03) 5983 2483
Website www.quealy.com.au