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
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


  • Tours by Appointment

Open Times

  • By Appointment

Cellar Door Hours

Open by Appointment

Contact Details

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


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