Fowles Wine

Victoria | Strathbogie Ranges

James' Review

This family-owned winery is led by Matt Fowles, with chief winemaker Victor Nash heading the winemaking team. The large vineyard is primarily focused on riesling, chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, but also includes arneis, vermentino, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, mourvedre, sangiovese and merlot. Marketing is energetic, with the well known Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch label available as large posters, the wines also available presented in a 6-bottle gun case. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada and China.

About

Fowles Wine is a 100% family owned winery located in the dramatic granite landscape of the Strathbogie Ranges. Led by Matt Fowles, Fowles Wine embodies a deep connection to the land, what it produces and the animals that thrive in it. This fundamental appreciation is reflected in the wholesome flavours that Fowles Wine’s match with. As the first winery in the world to craft wines to match with the different textures and flavours of wild or home-grown meat and vegetables, the Fowles Wine ethos is about getting closer to the source to create harmonious taste experiences and forging greater connections with people through food and wine. The style and character of Fowles Wine’s reflects their cool climate home. Fowles’ white wines have great fruit intensity, minerality and are light and fresh and the reds are highly perfumed, intensely coloured and powerful, yet restrained and elegant.

Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor and listed in The Age Good Food Guide for five years running, Fowles Wine's newly renovated cellar door and restaurant offers tastings of all wines that can be enjoyed with a range of antipasti and charcuterie, light bites or generous lunches, with an emphasis on farm and game meats and ingredients from the local region.

With a shaded courtyard and children’s playground, the Fowles Wine restaurant has spaces for everyone to enjoy. Fowles Wine is also suitable for a range of functions and can help plan and deliver a range of options that suit individual needs.

Open 7 days, from 9am to 5pm, the Cellar Door and restaurant are conveniently located just off the Hume Freeway in Avenel.

Specialities

Chardonnay, riesling, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Information

A newly renovated cellar door modeled on the quintessential Aussie shed and using up-cycled materials has opened at Fowles Wine in the Strathbogie Ranges, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Everything from the design through to the menu captures the essence of the Australian landscape, yet with a modern edge.

The cellar door will also feature a new tasting bar where you can enjoy a view of the Strathbogie Ranges while exploring the extensive range of Fowles Wine. A glass hall connects to the tasting bar, featuring floor to ceiling windows and booth seating that looks out onto the courtyard and kid’s playground.

Hours

Open seven days 9am - 5pm, (excluding Christmas Day).

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Information

Fowles Wine's newly renovated kitchen is spearheaded by head chef Adele Aitken, with an emphasis on farm and game meats and ingredients from the local region; the same region that fruit for Fowles’ wine is sourced. The menu centres around wholesome produce and dishes that reflect the authentic country style of the region, from light salads, cheese and charcuterie right through to comforting larger plates.

A separate private dining room, accommodating up to 20 guests, is available for intimate functions or dining reservations. The room features a bespoke ceiling feature modelled on ancient fish traps. Made from rusted metal and willow branches, it has been created to reflect Matt and his wife Lu’s hunter-gatherer principles.

Cuisine

Farm and game meats and ingredients from the local region.

Hours

Open seven days 9am - 5pm, (excluding Christmas Day).

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Fowles Wine is available in a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and liquor retail outlets across Australia, USA, Canada, UK, China, UAE and South East Asia. For enquiries or more information please contact Allan Ille – Fowles Wine Sales Manager allan.ille@fowleswine.com

Details

Fowles Wine Logo
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Winemaker Victor Nash, Lindsay Brown
Established 1968
Dozens 80 000
Vineyards (area) 120 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 9-5
Address Cnr Hume Freeway/Lambing Gully Road, Avenel, Vic 3664
Telephone (03) 5796 2150
Website www.fowleswine.com