Nicholson River Winery (wine)

Subscribe to VisitVineyards.com

Advertisement

Liddells Road
Nicholson VIC 3882
Australia
Phone: 03 5156 8241
Fax: 03 5156 8433
Email: nrw@nicholsonriverwinery.com.au

The Nicholson River Winery is an award winning winery overlooking the Nicholson River, in East Gippsland's Lakes & Rivers System.

For Ken and Juliet Eckersley, in 1978, it seemed like a good idea to plant a vineyard and make wines.

They were pioneering times and vineyards were being planted in all sorts of 'new', 'cool' locations. They were all inspired by the 'Great Wines of France' and asked 'why not here?'. Forget the cost, let's just make great wines!

Ken and Juliet Eckersley and were working in the Bairnsdale area (Eastern Victoria) at the time - Ken as a social worker (although formerly a science teacher) and Juliet as a nurse. Originally Ken was from Sydney and Juliet from near Manchester (UK).

Both were wine lovers and Ken was fascinated by the craft of making wine and hopefully something that gave people joy and pleasure.

It's been a long, hard road - far removed from those romantic beginnings - through droughts, floods, outrageous taxes, local indifference, dumping by large wine companies and so on, but they are still here!

Lots have been learnt about the making of wine (oenology) and the grapes from this very special area. One word sums up the typical local character - flavour - distinctive, varietal ones that linger. A feature that they believe is the hallmark of quality wine.

It is pleasing to receive public acceptance, such as being voted nine times their 'favourite white wine' for Chardonnays at the former "Exhibitions of Victorian Winemakers". They were not mainstream wines by any means.

They wines are largely sold cellar door/mail order and rely on word of mouth recommendations.

Presently there are 18 wines available at cellar door, .e.g. four different styles of Chardonnay and also Pinot Noir, botrytis and sparkling wines etc.

 

Our Recommendations

To see our recommendations, ratings and reviews you must be a logged-in subscriber.

To subscribe please enter your email address in the "Subscribe Now - it's Free" box on the right and click the "Join" button, or fill in this form >

Regions

  • Gippsland
  • Lakes and Wilderness

To see more details you must be a logged-in subscriber.

To subscribe please enter your email address in the "Subscribe Now - it's Free" box on the right and click the "Join" button, or fill in this form >

Comments

To see comments you must be a logged-in subscriber.

To subscribe please enter your email address in the "Subscribe Now - it's Free" box on the right and click the "Join" button, or fill in this form >

[V]
Subscribe today - it's free
Subscribe Button

Subscribe now - for news and reviews, our newsletter (optional), to join our forums, and more.

Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button. We respect your privacy.

Log in

Enter your username...

Enter your password...

Log In Button

Forgotten your password?

Subscribe

Become a Member today
Become a Member

Enjoy exclusive experiences and benefits when you visit cellar doors, restaurants, provedores and more. Become a VisitVineyards.com Member today »

Browse


Competitions - wine, dine, travel