Stumpy Gully Vineyard was established in 1989 in the Moorooduc Wine Touring Area of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. This family-operated vineyard is owned by the Zantvoort family who planted the first grape vines.
The property is partly on historic dairy land unused for half a century and partly on virgin bush soil. The unspoiled Moorooduc region soils were generous, and the unique mesoclimate between the Peninsula's two bays promised all kinds of winemaking adventures.
Today Stumpy Gully Vineyard is into its second generation of Zantvoort family winemakers and viticulturists, since their inception in 1989.
Four of Stumpy Gully Vineyard's distinct blocks produce 11 different varieties of wine under the Stumpy Gully name. The classic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are produced together with Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. More exotic varieties are grown, too, including Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Marsanne and since 1998 the first Peninsula-grown Sangiovese.
'You don't get much closer to the vines than this. The cellar door at Stumpy Gully boasts an outside deck that's only a stone's throw from this mature vineyard in the fertile heartland of the Mornington Peninsula. It's a friendly, relaxed place, and wine quality benefits from the slightly warmer climate in this part of the Peninsula. Merlot is a house speciality making subtle, complex wines that are a regional rarity. Sauvignon Blanc and Marsanne, also scarce in the region, thrive here. The sharply priced second label, Panorama, is excellent value.' Ralph Kyte-Powell.Visit Website
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