Hoddles Creek Estate

Victoria | Yarra Valley

James' Review

The D'Anna family established their vineyard on a property that had been in the family since 1960. The vines (chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, merlot and pinot blanc) are hand-pruned and hand-harvested, a 300t, split-level winery built in 2003. Son Franco is the viticulturist and inspired winemaker; he started work in the family liquor store at age 13, graduating to chief wine buyer by the time he was 21. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Melbourne University before studying viticulture at CSU. A vintage at Coldstream Hills, then two years' vintage experience with Peter Dredge at Witchmount, and with Mario Marson (ex Mount Mary) as mentor in '03, has put an old head on young shoulders. The Wickhams Road label uses grapes from an estate vineyard in Gippsland as well as purchased grapes from the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Best Value Winery Wine Companion 2015. Exports to the UK, Denmark, Brazil, Dubai, Japan and China.

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Winemaker Franco D'Anna, Chris Bendle
Established 1997
Dozens 30 000
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