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The Wine Farm is where we grow the wine we want to drink and
the food we want to eat. It's where our kids get muddy, our dog
can howl without upsetting the neighbours and we can breathe.

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No place like home

Dear wine friends

We’re always talking about the importance of wines being allowed to show ‘place’ – keeping the fruit pure to let it express the soil in which it grew. So given we’re very nearly ready to share the first of our 2017 wines with you, we thought we should tell you a bit about our place first.

What’s so special about The Wine Farm?

There are so many things about our tiny pocket of South Gippsland that we love. Things we want to tell you about, things we’d love to show you when you next visit and things we ultimately aim to express in our wine.

It’s an amazing place to live and farm. A place of green rolling hills we reckon should be covered in vines. A place where a growing community of food producers is hitting its straps; a place more and more Melburnians are overheard tipping as ‘the next Mornington Peninsula’ to a chorus of locals who say ‘no sir!’; and a place where grapes thrive.

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    June 30, 2018

    In Neil’s native South Africa, where he studied and started his career in wine, vineyards are commonly referred to as ‘wine farms’. The focus is on growing grapes and the people who grow them are farmers.

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  • Pure ain’t simple

    June 8, 2018

    Here at The Wine Farm we work hard to make pure wine that shows place not process.

    It’s taken us a long time to come up with those few words, and while they might not sound like much to you they mean the world to us.

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  • Welcome to The Wine Farm

    May 24, 2018

    We’ve just started a conversation with people who value the same sort of wine as us – wine that is pure; wine that shows place not process – and are interested in how it’s achieved. If you’d like to hear more about the wine we make and how we make it, as well as getting … Continued

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