We are making wine in the Lake George cool climate region – perfect for High Quality Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir is best grown in cool harsh conditions, bringing out the best in the grapes — a perfect Canberra premium variety!
Enotria is an ancient Greek name given to the area of southern Italy to which Oenotrus, the youngest of the fifty sons of Lycaon, migrated before fifth
Enotria means “land of grapevines.”
We are a very small but dedicated family vineyard. Our family is from an Italian, European and Australian background. We carefully nurture our vines so
that we can produce the highest quality wine from the highest quality fruit.
We have 4 grape varieties that we specialise in: pinot noir, pinot gris, cabernet franc and merlot….we are experimenting with pinot meuniere.
We have a long family tradition of winemaking, stretching back to decades of winemaking in the Barossa Valley, and winemaking traditions brought to Australia
from our ancestors in Italy. All members of the family are involved in the vineyard, from the youngest who love whizzing around on a golf cart to collect
the buckets of picked grapes, to the older family members who contribute to the maintenance of the vines, and the selling of the wine.
The vineyard is situated on a steep grade between 800 and 840 metres above sea level; because of the steep incline the vines are sheltered from both frosts and
drying westerly winds. Being one of the highest growing areas in Australia, we have the perfect location for cool climate wines. At this height, budburst
starts in September-October and fruit maturity is expected around April of the following year.
Our vines have grown mainly from clones of the Loire Valley in France. We have instituted sustainable viticulture practices, choosing organic methods wherever
possible. Our vines are hand tended: hand picked and hand pruned, the fruit is picked at optimal ripeness, each bunch individually assessed and sorted. This
ensures minimal damage to the vines and maximum wellness of the fruit. We aim for low yield to maximise quality. If the grapes do not pass our stringent
quality tests, then they never make it into the bottle!
We produce the finest quality cool climate wines in Australia.
Our recent wines have won gold, silver and bronze medals and we anticipate more.
Our range consists of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Rose, and two Blanc de Noir (champagne style) wines. All wines are single variety, handpicked at optimum ripeness and tested for flavour at every stage of the winemaking process.
We would love you to order your wines through our website.
Our family thanks you for your support!