Willow Creek Vineyard Pty Ltd

+61 3 5989 7448 RMB 6535, 166 Balnarring Road
Merricks North, 3926
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After settlement by James McCormick in 1876 the property operated as a mixed farm and was still being used for the agistment of cattle more than 100 years later when the Ball, Knowles and Harris families acquired it in 1988. Soil testing was completed and the task of converting the property to a vineyard commenced. 8,000 vineyard posts and nearly 120 kms of wire were used to support 20,000 vines of chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. Planting was completed in 1989. Willow Creek Vineyard’s first vintage in 1991 was predominantly chardonnay and cabernet with the pinot noir still too young. In 1998 the property came to life with construction of the winery, barrel room, cellar door and Salix Restaurant. In 2003 Willow Creek Vineyard was the first simultaneous holder of both Mornington Peninsula Vignerons' Association Trophies for Best Red Wine (2001 Tulum Cabernet Sauvignon) and Best White Wine (2002 Tulum Chardonnay). Salix Restaurant has received a number of awards since its genesis and Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Concord

    Concord started out as a chance hybrid between vitis vinifera and vitis labrusca. It was first introduced in 1843 by ...

  • 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...

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