Gaffy & Neal

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Darrin Gaffy is the name behind the excellent Principia Wines; Doug Neal has had a varied career in wine, including a side gig selling Sirugue barrels. Gaffy has been buying them for 20 years and, in between oak conversations, Neal would say ‘we should make a chardonnay’. Gaffy & Neal. There’s a ring to it. The project began with the ’21 vintage when they sourced fruit from around Merricks. Only 2 chardonnays will be made, not exceeding 300 dozen, as Gaffy has no more room at his winery. Both have strong personalities – Gaffy prefers a richer, riper style, Neal a flavoursome yet acid-driven chardonnay. The end result is totally complementary. -JANE FAULKNER


Winemaker Darrin Gaffy, Douglas Neal
Region Mornington Peninsula
Address 139 Main Creek Road, Red Hill, Vic 3937
Established 2021
Dozens 300
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone 0421 416 239