Woongarra is a small family owned and operated winery situated just south east of Melbourne in the beautiful rolling hills of the Yarra Ranges. The name Woongarra means ‘Peaceful Place’ in Aboriginal language and the 80 acre property certainly is. The vineyard was established in 1990, when Bruce Jones planted 14 acres of vines on north facing slopes in this picturesque valley. The estate is dedicated to producing wines which are a true expression of their variety and unique location. Recently, Bruce and Mary's daughter, Siobhan, has taken over running the family business, drawing upon the skills she has learnt from her studies and work in Australia and abroad.

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The elegant Pinot Noir wines have been highly regarded in wine circles since the first vintage was released under the ‘Three Wise Men’ label in 2001. More recently our refined Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc/Semillons are gaining praise and recognition. The small amount of Shiraz has proved capable of producing a stunning example of a cool climate Shiraz.

It is a beautiful region with much to see and do nearby, it's just a ten minute drive from the Dandenong Ranges and Emerald, and only 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Call Siobhan to arrange a visit, sample our wines and take in this tranquil setting so close to Melbourne's CBD.