Lake Cooper Estate is a family owned vineyard and winery located at Corop, on the northern end of the Mt Camel Range in the Heathcote wine region.
Owners Gerrry and Geraldine McHarg started the vineyard in 1998 and wine production began in 2001. All of the Estate's wines are made from 100% estate grown fruit.
The name was chosen as the vineyard overlooks Lake Cooper, which enhanced the view until the lake dried up in 2002. Hence the Dry Lake 2002 vintage.
The brolga was chosen for the label as Lake Cooper is a traditional breeding ground for the native brolga, famous for its stunning courtship dance. Lake Cooper produces an equally stunning range of richly textured wines that proudly proclaim their Heathcote origin.
The vineyard area is 30 hectares growing shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay and Verdelho. It is managed by Donald Risstrom who also assists with the wine making.
The natural style of Lake Cooper wines, made by Peter Kelliher, has rich and ripe flavours. The full body and fine tannins ensure long-lived wines, while the soft, smooth velvety-textured palate means the wines can be enjoyed in their youth.
Lake Cooper Estate is also an ideal venue for any social gathering from a casual BBQ to a white wedding. Patrons are able to provide own food or engage outside caterers.
A full bar is provided for pre-booked functions.
An annual event, "A Day on the Hill" is held on the 3rd Sunday in October with vintage release, live music, food, local produce and family entertainment.
Visitors to the cellar door are welcomed into a friendly family environment and can enjoy the panoramic views while tasting wines from the full Lake Cooper Estate range.
Lake Cooper Estate is within 60km of Heathcote, Bendigo, Echuca and Shepparton.Visit Website
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