James and Jody Dawson own and manage this vineyard at the southern end of the Yarra Valley, planted to pinot noir (0.7ha) and chardonnay (0.5ha). The climate here is particularly cool, and the grapes do not normally ripen until late April. Jody has completed a degree in viticulture through CSU. The tiny handcrafted production (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) is sold through local restaurants and cellars in the Olinda/Belgrave/Emerald area.
Jody Dawson, Martin Siebert
71 Kallista-Emerald Road, The Patch, Vic 3792 (postal)
0419 521 080