It began as a dream many years ago, but in 1996, together with my wife Jeannie, I decided to trade in a career as an industrial chemist, plant vines and make wine.
After a very enjoyable search for land throughout Victoria we settled on the Pyrenees region as the destination for our vineyard. In 1997 the land now known as Lamplough Estate was purchased, and in the same year the first vines were planted—a selection of classic varietals including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
After several setbacks, mainly due to a prolonged drought, in 2006 Lamplough Estate opened its cellar door for tastings and sales.
From vine to glass the Lamplough Estate story has been a labour of love, and harder work than we ever imagined. So please, come celebrate with us . . .
Enjoying good food and fine wine with family and friends is one of life’s great joys, and has always been a special part of our family life. With the opening of Lamplough Estate, we hope to share our passion for great wine.
We are committed to making premium wines full of flavour from the finest grapes. We make our wine only from grapes we grow ourselves, allowing the varietal characteristics of the grapes to take centre stage.
We aim to be recognised in time as a good, reliable independent wine maker with a commitment and dedication to excellence.