Narkoojee Winery's name comes from 'Narkoojee' meaning 'place of flowers'. This beautiful winery is located in Eastern Gippsland where the cool, long-ripening period produces classic, cool climate wines.
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, in a beautiful setting with magnificent views of the Strzelecki Ranges. The winery is approximately a two and half hour drive from Melbourne and a comfortable train ride from Melbourne to Traralgon. Narkoojee is a 12 minute drive from Traralgon.
At the Cellar Door, visitors can taste the hand-crafted wines and great food from the restaurant, by Jorg. The Mediterranean-inspired fare shows the delft touch of the high-skilled chefs, while the welcoming attitude of the front of house staff is constantly praised.
Narkoojee Winery's first vines were planted by Harry and Val Friend in 1980 on Harry's parents dairy farm. Now with 10.3 hectares of vine on-site, Harry and son Axel are the winemakers.
The vineyard has been established on deep alluvial soils with mixtures of clay, silt, sand and ironstone gravels. The vines are trained to a lyre trellis system, which increases sunlight penetration and air circulation, producing fruit at optimum quality.
Many of the wines have won medals and trophies, including the Michelin Trophy for the Reserve Chardonnay. James Halliday has described the wine as 'consistently immaculate', with two of the wines in his top 100. Halliday rated Narkoojee as a five star winery.
The distinctive appeal of Narkoojee's wines is earning it an impressive reputation, drawing acclaim from the top restaurants, wine shows, wine writers and wine consumers across Australia and overseas.
Narkoojee Winery produce wines such as Sparkling, Chardonnay,Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz. their wines range from $13.00 to $60.00.
Please contact Narkoojee Winery or view their website for further details.