In the beginning
It all started on the eighth day of the eighth month in 1988. Little did founders Ivan and Lubi Juric know then that their weekend getaway would turn into the establishment that is today known as Piedmont Wines. After a couple of years of hard work on a piece of land that was overrun by scrub Ivan got bored. So in 1991 the story begins. The first grape vines are planted, just as a hobby. Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc rootlings go into the ground to keep Ivan and Lubi occupied on their weekends forever.

A total of just 330 vines were planted, but this was more than enough for Ivan to try his hand at grape growing and wine making. This was also more than enough for him to be able to recognise that this is what he really wanted to do. These first few vines opened the floodgates and the vineyard has expanded on a number of occasions, as the quality of the wine kept getting better.

Expanding for demand
The second section of vineyard was planted in 1994 and this more than doubled the size of the vineyard as a whole. It was with this amount of vines that Ivan hoped to start something successful. And he did. In 1997 our wine was sent for competition for the first time. It was at the Victorian Wines Show that Ivan managed to win a Gold Medal and the trophy for best wine in its division for our 1996 Sauvignon Blanc.

It appeared that this was the catalyst for Piedmont to take its next step and become a professional winery and not just a hobby. Wine making from then on has been taken extremely seriously and this success also sparked the creation of some new vineyards on neighboring properties to be planted as the word was spread that this previous unknown region would be good for producing wine.

Opening our door
In order to become a winery that could be open to public, we needed to expand once again. This started in 1998 when our biggest section of vines was planted. Piedmont Wines once again was doubled in size to bring the size of our small vinyard to over 6 acres.

With this we could open our cellar door to the public and our Grand Opening was on February 12th 2000. Since then Piedmont Wines has established itself and become known as a quality boutique winery. Producing some of the regions best Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines.

We would love to see you
Drop into Piedmont Wines and experience our wines and the beautiful area for yourself. You'll be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable Lubi Juric who will make your visit all the more memorable. You can also find us on the wine list at a number of local bars and restaurants. So make it a stand alone trip or make it a day trip and visit some of the areas many attractions such as the Ada Tree, Tressle Bridge or the Toorongo Falls.  We hope to see you soon.