New South Wales | Murray Darling

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Les Hanel decided to diversify the production of what was a fine wool and beef cattle farm in 1993. Instead of simply jumping in at the deep end, as so many have done, he first enrolled at CSU to study viticulture and winemaking as a mature-age student. He began the plantings the following year on a southeast-facing hill slope at an altitude above 600m. The degraded granite over red clay soil was acidic, and was deep-ripped to allow penetration of lime. Over the ensuing years riesling, chardonnay and merlot have been established. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Les Hanel
Region Murray Darling
Address 1190 Tunnel Road, Woomargama, NSW 2644 (postal)
Established 1994
Dozens 350
Vineyards (area) 5 ha
Opening Hours W'ends 10-5
Telephone (02) 6020 5264