Rob Hall has had considerable experience in making Yarra Valley chardonnay and pinot noir, previously at Mount Mary, and thereafter at Kellybrook. His business took several steps forward in 2015. First, he acquired the 3ha vineyard on the property where he grew up. It was planted in 1996 by his parents (in particular, mother Harriet, hence Harriet's Vineyard). Next, from Jan '15 he leased the Limbic winery at Pakenham Upper. It has an underground barrel room, making it ideal for maturation, and also enabling much cellar work to be conducted using gravity. It is well equipped with a sorting table, Bucher crusher/destemmer, and a Bucher press. Unfortunately wines were not received for the 2020 Wine Companion, the winery rating has been retained.
Rob has been making wine in the Yarra Valley for 15 years, and as of 2014 has left the day job to concentrate on his own wines. Rob is leasing facilities at Limbic Winery, just south of the Yarra Valley.
Rob's family have a small vineyard south of Healesville which will form the backbone of the wines, but some fruit is also coming from two other vineyards at present, Willowlake and Nenagh Park.
Rob has previously worked at Yarra Ridge, Punt Road, Mount Mary and Kellybrook.