In 1997, Ann and Keith Wightwick established the Wightwick estate vineyard in the Ballarat region.

Winemaker and son, Simon Wightwick, is an avid believer that the best wines are made from the best vineyards – which is why Simon and his parents carefully tend to the vineyard each year, hand pruning, thinning and picking the fruit to ensure maximum quality.
At harvest time, family and friends gather to harvest the grapes, along with Simon’s kelpies Bruce and Fox who are well versed in the art of making wine.

With a background in sculpture and fine arts, Simon studied winemaking at Charles Sturt University. Today, Simon is part of a network of innovative young winemakers who regularly share ideas and knowledge, and who encourage each other to think outside the square. 
Simon has an appreciation for traditional winemaking practices, which in the end is about making wine simply and naturally.  Simon’s approach to winemaking reflects this philosophy - Wightwick wines are not fined or filtered, and are transferred using gravity rather than pumps. The aim is to make wines that have the ability to, and that improve with, age.

Shortly after the vineyard was planted, Keith and Simon built an underground wine cellar from old red gum sleepers – reminiscent of the historic gold mining shafts in the Ballarat region. 
The underground cellar was built to facilitate the ageing of the wine and to ensure that the wine produced from the Wightwick vineyard is released to the market with some bottle age

2010 Pinot Noir (Ballarat)
2012 Chardonnay (Ballarat) Sold Out
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Yarra Valley)

Cellardoor, 323 Slatey Creek Road Nth, Invermay
Open by chance or by appointment, ring 53324443

Campana's Stockade Cellars, Cnr Mair & Armstrong St, Ballarat
Several restaurants especially during Ballarat by the Glass.

Wightwick Wines

323 Slatey Creek Rd Nth, Invermay.

Wightwick wines will release their Gold Medal and Trophy winning 2012 Pinot Noir during Ballarat by the Glass.
Tastings and sales will be available on Sunday, 2nd November at 323 Slatey Creek Rd Nth, Invermay.
Sales by the glass will be available at Mitchell Harris Winebar during November.
Sales by the bottle will be available at Campanas Stockade Cellars.
The wine will be served during the Duck and Pinot experience on 22nd November.

Music Days

Sunday, 2nd November   2 - 5 pm  music by Syrah
$10 entry includes tastings and music.
Platters available for sale.

Sunday, 14th December  4 - 7 pm   Kevin Antonio Alive & Kicking
$10 entry covers music
Pizza de Wheels and coffee van

Add the dates to your diary and spread the word to your friends
Info:       Ann on 53324443  or Keith 0402 102421


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