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Rowsley Fault Wines has been named after the unique geological formation that created such perfect soil profiles for viticulture in the Moorabool Valley.

The ‘Rowsley Fault’ is a geological fault formed about one million years ago at the western edge of the Port Phillip Basin where it meets the Moorabool Valley. When the land to the east of the fault sank and to the west rose, the streams cutting into the fault line formed deep rocky gorges that are major features of the Moorabool Valley.

The power of these shifting blocks and sedimentary processes allowed a variety of soils to surface and settle throughout the region. The effect was that the current Rowsley Fault Vineyard found itself on top of rich clay loam soils that are resting on a layer of shattered limestone outcrops.

This ancient shake-up of the surrounding earth has provided a remarkable terroir for the growth of the range of varietal wines that are produced at the vineyard.

Rowsley Fault Wines has been named after the unique geological formation that created such perfect soil profiles for viticulture in the Moorabool Valley.

The ‘Rowsley Fault’ is a geological fault formed about one million years ago at the western edge of the Port Phillip Basin where it meets the Moorabool Valley. When the land to the east of the fault sank and to the west rose, the streams cutting into the fault line formed deep rocky gorges that are major features of the Moorabool Valley.

The power of these shifting blocks and sedimentary processes allowed a variety of soils to surface and settle throughout the region. The effect was that the current Rowsley Fault Vineyard found itself on top of rich clay loam soils that are resting on a layer of shattered limestone outcrops.

This ancient shake-up of the surrounding earth has provided a remarkable terroir for the growth of the range of varietal wines that are produced at the vineyard.
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Janny Hockey

Did you spot this little feature in GTMagazine on the weekend? 

You had us at shiraz flavoured. Mt Duneed Estate coming up with the goods yet again.

#getinmybelly indeed!

Did you spot this little feature in GTMagazine on the weekend?

You had us at 'shiraz flavoured'. Mt Duneed Estate coming up with the goods yet again.

#getinmybelly indeed!
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Winery Highlight!

Curlewis Winery

Named after Septimus Lord Curlewis, it’s first settler in 1840, Curlewis is a small wine growing district on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, one hours drive south-west of Melbourne, Australia

Curlewis Winery is an iconic boutique vineyard and winery situated in the heart of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. It has been making highly rated cool climate wines for the past 14 years.

The main vineyard consists of 28 year old MV6 Pinot Noir vines. The soil is black cracking clay over limestone-marl which gives richness, depth of colour plus minerality to our Pinots.

The vines rarely produce more than 1.5 tons per acre. The result is premium fruit of low yields which produces complex, well balanced, and sophisticated wines. A further 3 acres of different clones of Pinot Noir have been planted and will provide further complexity to our Pinots.
We absorb the wine-making styles of Burgundy and Rhone in particular, but set out to take advantage of our more consistent climate and some of the better new techniques to create wines of greater concentration and flavour ripeness yet still with the full length of palate that goes with ultra premium wines the world over.

The winery produces their premium “Curlewis” brand and a second label called “Bellarine Selection.” 

Their flagship award winning Reserve Pinot Noir retails at approximately $60 a bottle

Winery Highlight!

Curlewis Winery

Named after Septimus Lord Curlewis, it’s first settler in 1840, Curlewis is a small wine growing district on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, one hours drive south-west of Melbourne, Australia

Curlewis Winery is an iconic boutique vineyard and winery situated in the heart of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. It has been making highly rated cool climate wines for the past 14 years.

The main vineyard consists of 28 year old MV6 Pinot Noir vines. The soil is black cracking clay over limestone-marl which gives richness, depth of colour plus minerality to our Pinots.

The vines rarely produce more than 1.5 tons per acre. The result is premium fruit of low yields which produces complex, well balanced, and sophisticated wines. A further 3 acres of different clones of Pinot Noir have been planted and will provide further complexity to our Pinots.
We absorb the wine-making styles of Burgundy and Rhone in particular, but set out to take advantage of our more consistent climate and some of the better new techniques to create wines of greater concentration and flavour ripeness yet still with the full length of palate that goes with ultra premium wines the world over.

The winery produces their premium “Curlewis” brand and a second label called “Bellarine Selection.”

Their flagship award winning Reserve Pinot Noir retails at approximately $60 a bottle
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1 week ago

It certainly is cold out there. 

This beautiful winter view is the landscape out at Dinny Goonan Wines. 

Their suggested drop for tonight? A Dinny Goonan Shiraz, of course.🍷

It certainly is cold out there.

This beautiful winter view is the landscape out at Dinny Goonan Wines.

Their suggested drop for tonight? A Dinny Goonan Shiraz, of course.🍷
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2 days ago

Little bit of weekend inspo from Mt Duneed Estate.

Pizza + Wine = the perfect combination!

Little bit of weekend inspo from Mt Duneed Estate.

Pizza + Wine = the perfect combination!
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Narelle Lorbeer Brianna Franke Johnny Guagliardo we drive passed this winery today. Thoughts?

Lynne Maxwell

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