We are passionate about the local area with its rich fauna and flora. We’ve always been keen to establish a family vineyard and winery on our property as our soils and climate being conducive to cool climate viticulture.
Our first plantings were in 1997. We planted two varieties of Pinot Noir and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Our vineyard has a northerly aspect with a large dam at the base of the valley to assist with drawing frost away from the vines in winter and spring.
We produce handcrafted wines paying particular attention to detail. The extended ripening period enhances the fruit flavour and provides subtle tannins. All our reds are aged in French Oak barrels producing award winning elegant cool climate wines.
Our family history extends back to the early settlement of the area in the mid 1800’s. We have an “Early Settler” theme because our family has occupied and farmed locally. We are situated on the edge of the Wombat Forest, “the jewel of the district”. Denver is a beautiful pocket of the Wombat Forest with stands of manna gums, stringy bark, wild cherry, blackwood and peppermint. There are 3 dams on the property with scattered stands of trees and a diverse range of wildlife including: echidnas, koalas and wombats. Local bird varieties include; yellow robins, rosellas, kookaburras, currawongs, blue wrens, boo book owls and wedge tailed eagles.
The soil type varies between volcanic on the hills to sedimentary in the valleys.
We are only 10 minutes from the Trentham Village, 15 minutes from Daylesford, 50 minutes from Bendigo and Ballarat and 1hr 10minutes from the Melbourne CBD.
Nineteen years later we are continuing to provide genuine country hospitality in a natural bush setting. Our new winery and tasting room is nestled on the top of the ridge overlooking a large dam with the Wombat Forest creating the backdrop.
We currently cater for small groups up to 20 for casual drinks and informal occasions with our deck looking out over the bush, horse yard and landscaped garden.