In 1991, John and Susan Vale established a vineyard on their rural property – “Gannawarra” close by the town of Balnarring on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, 70kms south of Melbourne and later in 1997, built a stone and mud-brick winery and tasting room to accommodate the production of fine wines produced from the vineyard.

After some 26 years we are now producing some of the finest hand crafted cool climate wines from unusual varieties such as Tempranillo, Petite Syrah, Gewurztraminer and Riesling.

All of the wines are hand made by us at our winery and are matured prior to release. The quantities are very limited (sometimes only one or two barriques), and are released exclusively to our mail order and Internet wine enthusiasts.

Over the last few years, all of our wines have been produced by our daughter – Caroline, and it is with great sadness we inform our friends that Caroline passed away on November 8th  2015  from Leukaemia. She was a most talented winemaker who had worked around the World making wine and was a wine judge at some of our most prestigious wine shows. She of course was our precious daughter and we are devastated by her passing. We will continue with her vision and passion to produce the best wines from our vineyard with the most modern winemaking practices which she established.
We hope you continue to enjoy them.

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Spring is here! Vintage 2018 here we come. Budburst at Gannawarra September 2017.



Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence…
– to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $8,000)
– for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)

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