Phaedrus Estate wasn’t always a mature vineyard with on site winery and friendly cellar door!
It started as a concept dreamed up by us in our fourth year at Adelaide Uni way back in 1997. Starting out with a small overdraft we bought some barrels, tanks and grapes and started making wine under the Phaedrus label in 1998. We bought the property as a run down hobby-farm in 2000 and planted 5 acres of vineyard then built the cellar door in 2001 and the winery in 2004.
Since the beginning we haven’t lost site of the goal that started it all; to produce world-class wine from the Mornington Peninsula for the enjoyment of all!
Cheers, Ewan and Maitena
The 2015 Chardonnay is settling down nicely after being bottled in November and is now on tasting. It has a fresh, citrus driven fruit spectrum but texture and complexity from a wild yeast ferment and careful aging on lees.
Vintage 2016 Update
Verasion started earlier than usual and we had the nets on by the 11th of January.
With the weather looking to stay warm but not hot the grapes should ripen gently and picking may start in late February!