Lightfoot Wines

Victoria | Gippsland | Gunnaikurnai

Our Review

Formerly Lightfoot & Sons. Brian and Helen Lightfoot first established a vineyard of predominantly pinot noir and shiraz, with some cabernet sauvignon and merlot, on their Myrtle Point farm in the late ‘90s. The soils were found to be similar to that of Coonawarra, with terra rossa over limestone. In the early days, most of the grapes were sold to other Victorian winemakers, but with the arrival of Alistair Butt (formerly of Brokenwood and Seville Estate) and sons Tom and Rob taking over the business around ‘08 (Tom in the vineyard and cellar, Rob overseeing sales and marketing), the focus has shifted to producing estate wines. Cabernet and merlot have since been replaced with more chardonnay, some gamay and pinot grigio, but pinot noir retains the top spot. -TYSON STELZER


Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

Cellar Door


Visitors are welcome to our cellar-door. Open Friday-Sun 11am-5pm. Our cellar-door is part of the winery building and is perched above the Mitchel River Valley. From the deck you can see the vineyard, the limestone escarpment, and the sweeping views of the valley below. Bookings are recommended via our website. Please note bookings are only open 3 months in advance.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Lightfoot and Sons logo
Winemaker Alastair Butt, Tom Lightfoot
Viticulturalist Tom Lightfoot
Traditional Place Name Gunnaikurnai
Region Gippsland
Address 717 Calulu Road, Bairnsdale, Vic 3875
Established 1995
Dozens 10 000
Vineyards (area) 29.3 ha
Opening Hours Fri–Sun 11–5
Telephone (03) 5156 9205