We welcome visitors into our 140 year old cellar, built as a winery originally, where the the wines can be enjoyed. The tastings are by appointment only.
David Traeger purchased the Heathcote vineyard in 1993 after sourcing fruit from the vineyard from 1988 onwards. After a period of rejuvenation the first Baptista Shiraz was bottled in 1996. Located on fertile well-drained alluvial loam soils underlain by ironstone gravels has meant that these vines have been able to flourish and produce continually since planting. With a relatively shallow water table and being on grafted vine stock ensures that even in warm dry summer conditions the vines are not at risk physiologically and continue to ripen fruit of the finest flavour and balance. Because of these benign conditions the vineyard is managed along organic guidelines with attention focused on ultimate quality.
Cellar door is located at 139 High Street, Nagambie, an hour north of Melbourne by freeway from the Western Ring Road.
We welcome visitors into our 140 year old cellar, built as a winery originally, where the the wines can be enjoyed. The tastings are by appointment only and we offer three possibilities, these being:
A taste of our current range for $10.00 per person.
A tasting of current release and older wines for $15.00 per person.
All the above, as well as an opportunity to try the current release of Baptista, and at least one mature cellar release over 15 years old for $45.00 per person.
139 High Street, (care of - David Traeger), Nagambie, Victoria 3608