Gippsland is a producer of real wines of unique character. Scattered throughout Gippsland are over 100 individual vineyards and about 30 small, family owned wineries. The fog covered gullies and shadowy figures that cover the hills at sunset draw on the character of Gippsland and its secrets.
Climate – The climate is influenced by the weather systems moving across the south of the continent from the west to the east. Winter droughts are not uncommon in the east as systems from the north and south can block each other. South Gippsland is wetter and windier, whilst the west usually has warm, dry autumns.
Soils – Soils vary significantly, ranging from dark black loams to lighter sandy soils in the grey to grey-brown spectrum, with mottled, yellow to red clay sub-soils.
Harvest - Mid-March to Late May
Wines - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon