The Minya Winery

Victoria | Geelong

Our Review

When Jeff and Sue Dans planted the first vines in 1974 on the family dairy farm, they chose 'Minya' as the name, an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of many birds'. Birds and grapes don't always co-exist, but further plantings in 1982 and '88 suggest there were no problems here. The vineyard is planted to cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay (1.5ha each), shiraz, grenache and gewurztraminer (0.25ha each). An amphitheatre overlooking a picturesque billabong offers summer concerts and a venue for one-off events. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Susan Dans
Established 1974
Dozens NA
Vineyards (area) 4 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Public hols
Address Minya Lane, Connewarre, Vic 3227
Telephone (03) 5264 1397