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Panton Winery


Winemaker and Viticulturist Teunis Kwak was born in Holland, raised in Canada and finally settled in Australia. He bought the land that was to become Panton Hill Vineyard and Winery in 1973. Teunis began the job of transforming the block almost single-handedly while still working as an Associate Professor in the Earth Science Department of Latrobe University. Teunis made his first wine when he was 14 years old, out of wild black cherries picked in the Canadian forest. Maybe this was a promise of things to come. The first vines were planted in 1977 with the major part of the crop planted in 1987/88. The rocky, dry slopes with little soil have produced tough vines that yield low crop levels. The grape quality is very high, producing fruity, complex wines that do exceptionally well in the cellar. Biological farming techniques are used and minimal chemicals are used. The public generally aren't invited into the barrel room. The venue is featured on the "Neighbours" series, "Naked Wines" ,"Lonely Planet", "Vogue" and other Fashion shoots. Panton Hill Winery is also rated " Best Small Winery Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley , 2022" by " Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine".