Hoddles Creek Estate

Victoria | Yarra Valley

James' Review

The D'Anna family has established a vineyard on the property that has been in the family since 1960. The vineyards (chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, merlot and pinot blanc) are hand-pruned and hand-harvested, and a 300-tonne, split-level winery was built in 2003. Son Franco is the viticulturist and inspired winemaker; he started to work in the family liquor store at 13, graduating to chief wine buyer by the time he was 21, then completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Melbourne University before studying viticulture at CSU. A vintage at Coldstream Hills, then two years' vintage experience with Peter Dredge at Witchmount, and Mario Marson (ex Mount Mary) as mentor in the '03 vintage, has put an old head on young shoulders. The Wickhams Road label uses grapes from an estate vineyard in Gippsland, and purchased grapes from the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Best Value Winery Wine Companion Awards '15. Exports to The Netherlands, Dubai, Singapore, Japan and China.

Details

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Winemaker Franco D'Anna, Chris Bendle
Established 1997
Dozens 20 000
Vineyards (area) 33.3 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address 505 Gembrook Road, Hoddles Creek, Vic 3139
Telephone (03) 5967 4692
Website www.hoddlescreekestate.com.au