21 people gathered in Glenburn last Saturday the 11th May at Philip Lobley Wines to enjoy the scenery and learn how Phil and wife Lyn manage their vineyard, cellar door and Bakery.
Phil was head vigneron at De Bortoli prior to starting his own vineyard in 1995.
They are a small family run vineyard in the Yea valley, which produces about 1000 cases of boutique wines per year. Phil’s background in viticulture has grown into a thriving production of local wines.
Sustainability and environmental consciousness are ethical values on which the vineyard is based, the wines are handcrafted and undergo wild yeast fermentation and are not filtered or fined giving the wine a unique character of natural/vegan wines.
The high density vineyard is self-sustaining with no artificial inputs.
As well as a tour of the vineyard, guests were delighted with home baked morning tea, a selection of pizzas made in the wood fired pizza oven, and the opportunity to taste and purchase the wine.
Thank you Phil and Lyn for hosting us for the day.
This project is supported by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Beyond Soilcare program through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program