Leura Park Estate
Leura Park Estate
Leura Park Estate is well and truly established as a dynamic force on The Bellarine. Founded in 1995, the 150 acre property comprises 40 acres under vine and continues to cement its reputation for producing outstanding cool climate wines. The impressive stable boasts an ongoing suite of accolades and includes sparkling pinot chardonnay, sparkling blanc de blanc, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.
Recognised as a regional pioneer in sparkling, the Leura Park Estate Sparkling Blanc de Blanc continues to spearhead Australian awards. Crafted to age in bottle, the 2011 Leura Park BLOCK 1 Reserve Chardonnay (only recently released to public) was awarded 96/100 – the highest score in the Geelong region in the Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2012. In addition, the estate’s Shiraz was awarded Best Wine in Show at the 2015 Geelong Wine Show.
Owners Lyndsay and David Sharp are committed to minimal interference and grape integrity reflected by the heavy culling of fruit to ensure maximum varietal intensity and terroir reflection. The state-of-the-art onsite winery facilitates best-practice efficiency and small batch handling alongside the traditional practices of hand picking, foot stomping, wild yeast fermentation and premium French oak barrels.
Leura Park Estate’s winemaker Darren Burke extends this commitment to quality. His burgeoning reputation reflects innovative and passionate craftsmanship of premium wines.
A cellar door experience will delight; enjoy the rustic chic ambience of the newly renovated and very hip cellar door, much loved grassy al fresco area or in the Vault, an ‘Opera House-esque’ living art compound. Feast on stunning stone based pizzas, al fresco platters, cheeses as well as a great line up of evolving specials featuring fresh local fare – perfect partners for the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s live music Sunday offerings.
|Owners||David & Lyndsay Sharp|
|Cellar Manager||Kerryn Bailey|
|Marketing Manager||Lyndsay Sharp|
|Sales Manager||Lyndsay Sharp|
|Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown||100 tonnes|
|Hectares under Vine||16 Hectares|
VOIX de la TERRE
Nine Yards and Counting
|Awards||Ballarat Wine Show 2015 Bronze Riesling 2015
Ballarat Wine Show 2015 Bronze Pinot Gris 2015
Ballarat Wine Show 2015 Gold Estate Chardonnay 2014
16th Canberra Interational Riesling Challage 2015 Bronze Riesling 2015
2015 Le Concours de Vins Victoria Trophy & Gold Grand Vintage Sparkling Blanc de Blanc 2014
2015 Le Concours de Vins Victoria Bronze Riesling 2015
2015 Le Concours de Vins Victoria Bronze Pinot Gris 2015
2015 Le Concours de Vins Victoria Gold BLOCK 1 Hand Picked Reserve Chardonnay 2011
James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 95/100 Chardonnay 2013
James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 95/100 Pinot Noir 2014
James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 95/100 Shiraz 2014
James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 91/100 Chardonnay 2014