Fowles Wine own and manage 360 acres of vines across two vineyards called Upton Run and Billi’s in the Strathbogie Ranges. Located an hour and a half drive northeast of Melbourne, it is here that the vines from which they source Strathbogie fruit grow.
The winery itself, is perched on top of a hill overlooking the central Victoria plains. Chief Winemaker Victor Nash and Senior Winemaker Lindsay Brown, apply ancient wisdom to modern winemaking, with a full suite of winemaking tools and gadgetry, including a barrel hall with over 1000 barrels including some that are 140 years old.
The climate is generally cool, though in winter you may see some snow! The almost constant wind keeps the vines up, ensuring good air circulation in the grapes. The warmer days and cooler nights, allow for the fruit to gradually ripen over a longer period of time, whilst building on the intensity of flavour and colour.
The style and character of Fowles Wine is reflected in their cool climate home; white wines have great fruit intensity, minerality and are light and fresh, whereas red wines are highly perfumed and powerful.