She cruises the Victorian coastline; a rolling mass of salty cobalt curls and a powerful force that through the green fuse drives vines to flower, grapes to ripen and fruit to harvest.
Bass Strait is a glorious wonder; an unpredictable crucible to the winemaker’s creativity. Her DNA flows deep throughout the land where her mark is grapevines sheathed in briny. Her tempest is a roller-coaster as fruit slowly ripens before winter’s cloak descends.
Her maritime climate moderates the growing season; she’s the architect of a terroir that produces nervy Chardonnay and spicy Pinot Noir. Along the coast, a patchwork of slopes are sprayed and splattered by showers that give ancient soils energy to produce great wines.
Bass Strait laps around the Mornington Peninsula. A crab-claw pincer of rich volcanic soils that produce vigorous growth and fruity, lightly-structured wines. There are plenty of nice wines here; plenty of spice, and fragrance but only a few have the strength of signal to be called great.
Great wines dance to their own beat whether it’s a tango in a restaurant or a rave in the great outdoors. When people pass an evening together under the stars, they commune with nature, sharing wine where the spirit of place is stored and amplified. Great wine is a response to all the elements of nature’s majesty. The greatness of Bass Strait produces wines from the Mornington Peninsula that can be savoured anywhere you like. Seek out wines of individual vitality that engage both for food and for thought; wine released from volcanic soils surrounded by Bass Strait.