Purple Hen Wines

Victoria | Gippsland

Our Review

This is the family-owned business of Rick Lacey and wife Maira Vitols. They purchased the property, situated on a small peninsula that is part of Phillip Island, in 2001, and planted the first 2ha of vines in '02. Subsequent plantings have increased the area to 4.7ha of pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, sauvignon blanc and viognier. Rick has a horticultural background, his professional life prior to Purple Hen was as an agricultural economist. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Marcus Satchell
Region Gippsland
Address 96 McFees Road, Rhyll, Vic 3923
Established 2002
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Mon 11-5.30
Telephone (03) 5956 9244
Website www.purplehenwines.com.au