Water Wheel Vineyards

+61 3 5437 3060 Raywood Road
Bridgewater-on-Loddon, 3516
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Water Wheel wines are widely available in Australia and are now exported to many other countries. Profile Water Wheel Vineyards is owned by the Cumming family who have farmed in the Bendigo region for fifty years. Ron and Peter Cumming have a strong background in horticulture and place a strong emphasis on vineyard management. At the winery the emphasis is on producing high quality, fruit driven wines with strong varietal definition and length on the palate. History The original Water Wheel Vineyard was planted in 1970. In 1989 the Cumming family purchased the winery and surrounding 20 acres of vines. Since then three new vineyards have been planted at Bridgewater - on - Loddon to help enhance the complexity and improve the overall wine quality. Total plantings now exceed 300 acres. Location, Climate and Soil Bendigo Wine Growing Region 150 km. north west of Melbourne. Rainfall 17''(425mm). Whilst it is possible to grow wine grapes with this rainfall we believe that to do so places too much stress Read more »

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  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Anyone have any experience?I've noticed Kelley mentioned among the best company in Oregon Pinot, popular with Somm's and the like. Being a Burgundy lover, I've mostly found CA Pinot painful (though I've found a few I like!), and Oregon Pinot quite a bit more elegant, but sometimes or most of the time more boring rather than painful (as I find wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


  • For those interested, here's an interesting article on the subject and recent progress. Now I'm not sure I've seen a news article lauded on this board, but you never know.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Climate Change


  • The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous vineyard regions of Priorat and Montsant, just a short drive from this beautiful Mediterranean city. “Which region is which?” This may sound crazy but think of the regions as a fried egg! The yolk is Priorat, the surrounding egg white is Montsant. Not very technical I ag... Read More

    From the article Ride the Roller Coaster Vines: Priorat to Montsant


  • Thought I'd start a new thread rather than clog the Rosé thread with a drift.As I was telling you Fox, bloom is iminent. I took these shots this afternoon at Copain.Ready to burst at any time. Hopefully we have a normal weather year for a change. Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2012 Growing Season


  • Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by calibay


  • Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie 2006

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    Slow out of the gate late bloomer. Bland and even a bit salty at first, strangely. But opens up nicely with fruit and richness in time, and redeems itself with cheeses. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Water Wheel Vineyards Memsie White Roussanne. Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Semillon Victoria Bendigo 2006

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    Wonderful finish and very smooth Read More

    Wine review by Shenny


  • I've just returned from the International Malbec Days in Cahors, a festival meant to elevate the profile of "original" Malbec, and offer insight into the relationship between old world and new world expressions of the varietal.I'll be writing more about both the trip and the region, but for now, I wanted to offer highlights. I had limited exposu... Read More

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  • Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie 2002

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    I liked it. Unfortunately it did not go well with the pasta I had made. Maybe it was because of the sauce. I will try it again with something else. Read More

    Wine review by wineboy19


  • Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie 2006

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    I have to say, I'm not a fan. My husband and I tried 2 bottles from Costco and we tried hard to like it since it gets good ratings. I think we just prefer others. Read More

    Wine review by lajollamom


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