Condie Estate Wines are handmade in the traditional way, hand pruned vines, handpicked fruit, gently mechanically destemmed, open fermented, hand plunged, basket pressed then matured in a range of old and new French and American oak.
Condie Estate is owned by Richie & Rosanne Condie. We have two vineyards in the Heathcote region, one on Lewis Rd north of Heathcote, the other situated on Wild Duck Creek 5kms south west of Heathcote.
In 2001 we established our first 6 acre Shiraz vineyard on Lewis Road. Since then we have planted 5 acres of Sangiovese and 2 acres of Viognier.
In 2010 we purchased a new property at Wild Duck Creek. This 24 acre property provides a home base for us which is surrounded by picturesque views and includes a 4 acre vineyard comprising of well established vines planted in 1990.
Richie’s rural background (his parents had a sheep farm near Geelong) has been a contributing factor to his keen interest in agriculture and the joys derived from what nature provides. He has completed several viticulture and winemaking courses and is currently undertaking a Diploma of Winemaking at Goulburn Ovens Tafe (Dookie).
Rosanne’s Italian heritage has influenced her love of good food and wine. We decided to share our passion for wine by embarking on a journey of viticulture and winemaking.