Our Journey so far….
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
Winter trading hours are Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm or call ahead on weekdays. Wine tastings only at this stage but there are plenty of options for lunch in the Moorooduc area!
Fiano is a classical Italian variety that was grown Ancient Roman times. The reason it nearly died out in the 1900s is that it crops poorly compared to varieties like Trebbiano but luckily some winemakers in Campagna, Southern Italy championed the variety and it is flourishing today! The wine is made like a Riesling and has similar structure but has distinctive floral and spice varietal characters and a “moorish” texture with great natural acidity.
2016 Phaedrus Pinot Noir
The warm but not hot 2016 vintage was great for producing the classic Phaedrus style of Pinot. A ripe, plush style of Pinot with loads of raspberry and red cherry flavour balanced by restrained oak. The mouthfeel and palate structure is long and supple with a generous fruit weight that makes it a pleasure to drink, yum!
2015 Single Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir
The 2015 vintage was cool and mild which gave us great flavour concentration without over-ripe characters and great natural acid. This wine could be our favourite Reserve ever as it displays both power AND finesse. We introduced an new cooper into the 3-barrel blend and are really happy with the extra depth an complexity it added. Just 1200 bottles so get in quickly!
2014 Single Vineyard reserve Shiraz
Could this be our best Shiraz ever? Normally the Shiraz is ready to bottle after 18 months in barrel but not this wine! The berries in 2014 were so small the wine has a really dense tannin structure that needed to unwind in the barrels for a full two years. Rich dark berries, spice and some really nice oak. Just 1000 bottles made so grab some for your cellar while you can!