Barrgowan Vineyard

Barrgowan Vineyard

We specialise in cool climate Shiraz only, and make no other wine variety. This is driven by a singular passion for this grape variety and all efforts are therefore concentrated to this cause

A tiny (1/2 acre) vineyard planted in 1993 on the Bellarine Peninsula. We specialise exclusively in cool climate Shiraz.

Five separate clones are blended in French oak for twelve months.

Care and attention to the smallest detail in the growing, pruning and wine making are the trademarks of this vineyard.


Year Established 1993
Owners Dick and Dib Simonsen
Winemaker Dick Simonsen
Viticulturist Dib Simonsen
Marketing Manager Dick Simonsen
Cellar Manager Dick Simonsen
Sales Manager Dick Simonsen
Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown 1
Hectares under Vine 0.3
Red Varietals
  • Shiraz
White Varietals
    Sparkling Varietals
      Awards 1998 Bronze Geelong Wine Show

      1999 Gold Eltham 2000
      Bronze Victorian 2000
      Bronze Geelong 2000

      2001 Silver Eltham 2002
      Bronze Victorian 2002
      Bronze Geelong 2002

      2002 Gold Geelong Wine Show 2003
      Peoples’ Choice – Fed. Square 2003

      2003 Gold Geelong Wine Show 2004
      James Halliday Score – 95/100
      Peoples’ Choice – Fed. Square 2004
      Peoples’ Choice – Fed. Square 2004

      2004 Silver Geelong Wine Show 2005
      Peoples’ Choice – Fed. Square 2005

      2005 Bronze Geelong 2005
      Peoples’ Choice – Geelong 2006
      Peoples’ Choice – Fed. Square 2006

      2006 Bronze Geelong 2007
      James Halliday Score – 90/100
      Silver Fed. Square 2008
      Peoples’ Choice – Fed. Square 2008

      2007 Silver Fed. Square 2008
      Peoples’ Choice – Fed. Square 2009

      2008 Silver Geelong Wine Show 2009

      2009 Bronze Geelong Wine Show 2010

      2010 Silver Geelong Wine Show 2011

      2011 Bronze Geelong Wine Show 2012
      Note : The EB Shiaz, which won the prestigious “Wine of the Show” was made by us!


      Bellarine Peninsula

      Winery Type

      Cellar Door


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      Open Times

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      Contact Details

      Address 30 Pax Parade
      Suburb Curlewis
      Postcode 3222
      Phone 0411 142 916


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