Our wines benefit from the unique site in which our grapes grow. French island sits between the Bass Hills (Gippsland) and the Mornington Peninsula. It enjoys a similarly cool climate, however, due to the shelter of surrounding ranges, receives less rainfall during ripening and more climatic consistency. We achieve good yields and optimum ripeness levels.
french island vineyards pinot gris 2010
Handmade by renowned winemaker Clare Halloran, our pinot gris is typical of the variety where it has found a happy home.
A cool year producing a wine with lovely fresh varietal fruit. A pure pinot gris nose smelling of pears and citrus with a long flavoursome palate.
french island vineyards chardonnay 2009
Very lightly oaked with a perfumed peach and lemon nose. Soft but lively palate with hints of apples and cream.
french island vineyards pinot noir 2007
A complex aromatic nose with a dash of spice. A medium weight palate with some nice oak and ripe fruit followed by a long finish.