Frank and Wendy Zantvoort began developing the family vineyard in 1988, planting it solely to red varieties, predominantly cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz and sangiovese. They believed that ripening should present no problems for late-ripening varieties such as shiraz and sangiovese as the vineyard is one of the warmest sites on the Peninsula. Son Michael Zantvoort and wife Liz now own and run the business after Frank and Wendy retired, continuing to produce both mainstream and alternative varieties from the original vines; the cellar door and restaurant have been updated.
Stumpy Gully’s wide range of wines reflects the diversity of the vineyard locations and the planted grape varieties. These wines come under three distinctly different labels – all sharply priced and available from the cellar door and online store.
The regional classics Chardonnay & Pinot Noir are produced together with Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon.