Fighting Gully Road

Victoria | Beechworth

Our Review

Mark Walpole and his partner Carolyn De Poi found their elevated north-facing site south of Beechworth in ‘95. They commenced planting the Aquila Audax Vineyard in ’97 with cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir, subsequently expanding with significant areas of sangiovese, tempranillo, shiraz, petit manseng and chardonnay. In ‘09 they were fortunate to lease the oldest vineyard in the region, planted by the Smith family in 1978 to chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon – in fact, Mark shares the lease with long-time friend Adrian Rodda (see A. Rodda Wines). Mark says, ‘We are now making wine in a building in the old and historic Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum – a place that should be full of winemakers!’ Exports to Hong Kong. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

Mark Walpole (who began his viticultural career with Brown Brothers in the late 1980s) and partner Carolyn De Poi found their elevated north-facing site south of Beechworth in 1995. They commenced planting the Aquila Audax Vineyard in '97 with cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir, subsequently expanding with significant areas of sangiovese, tempranillo, shiraz, petit manseng and chardonnay. In 2009 they were fortunate to lease the oldest vineyard in the region, planted by the Smith family in 1978 to chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon - in fact, Mark shares the lease with long-time friend Adrian Rodda (see A. Rodda Wines). Says Mark, ‘We are now making wine in a building in the old and historic Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum - a place that should be full of winemakers!'

Specialities

Chardonnay, Sangiovese

Cellar Door

Information

15 Kurrajong Way, Mayday Hills, Beechworth VIC 3747

Hours

By appointment

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Melbourne/Geelong/Surf Coast - Stock on Hand . Regional Victoria - Pizzini Wines.

International Sales Information

Legend Australian Wine Imports, U.S.A

Stockist

Selected restaurants and independent retailers. Buy direct from https://fightinggully.com.au

Details

Fighting Gully Road logo
Rating
Winemaker Mark Walpole
Established 1997
Dozens 3500
Vineyards (area) 10.5 ha
Viticulturist Mark Walpole
Opening Hours By appt
Address Kurrajong Way, Mayday Hill, Beechworth, Vic 3747
Telephone 0407 261 373
Website www.fightinggullyroadwines.com.au