Phaedrus Estate is a small, innovative winery situated on a ten acre vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. It was established in 1997 by qualified winemakers Ewan Campbell and Maitena Zantvoort who had a vision to make a benchmark Australian Pinot Noir. Half the vineyard is planted to five different clones of Pinot Noir and the rest is planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Shiraz.
"Phaedrus" (pronounced: Fee-druss) is a character in Robert Pirsig's seminal work "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" who concludes that Quality is when Art and Science combine. The name was chosen for the winery because the winemakers believe that a great wine is a product of both art and science.
Phaedrus Estate cellar door is open every weekend. Offering a number of different wines for tasting, including Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Picnic facilities are available, as well as a playground for children. On most Sundays you can meet the winemakers for an informal tasting, and ask any of those winemaking questions you have always wanted to ask!Visit Website
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