History & Geography
Built in 1897, Mount Hurtle Winery was set on 200 acres of prime Reynella hillside. The winery itself was innovative for its time, using the principles of gravity to feed wine throughout the cellars. Because of this, the building is now state heritage listed. Today, Mount Hurtle Winery is an oasis among suburbia, nestled in 4 acres of vineyards and landscaped gardens. It is hard to believe when Geoff purchased Mount Hurtle in 1985 it was a derelict building, run down and dilapidated. It required two years of love, hard work and special vision by Geoff and his supporters to restore the winery and vineyard to its former glory. While retaining an almost Tuscan charm, the original winery and the 1500 square metre barrel maturation cellar, completed in 1998, now perfectly copes with the rigors of modern day winemaking. A large family of geese and ducks also inhabit the winery grounds and dam near the front entrance to the estate.