Established by Moorooduc Estate's chief winemaker, Bellingham Estate vineyard is one of the highest sites on Mornington Peninsula, a location that's ideal for the production of cool climate wines. Bellingham remains a small, family run operation which has earned an enviable reputation for some of the region's finest wines. After many vintages of making Mornington's most successful brands, including Main Ridge and Ten Minutes by Tractor, Bellingham can focus on treating the pick of Mornington's harvest with the most atisanal standards of winemaking.
The two and a half acre, single hectare vineyard was planted in 1996 to Pinot Noir. The vines are now fully mature and are producing harvests of the most complex and flavoursome fruit. Viticultural techniques include the laborious Cane Pruning method, it's added hard work and very time consuming but is well worth the effort if you're after the highest quality fruit. The winemaking style favours wild yeast ferments and minimal intervention, with a nod to traditional Burgundian techniques, which allow the wines to express their site specificity and terroir.
Bellingham Estate are all about preserving the excellence of mature vine fruit, through the time honoured traditions of fastidious husbandry, low yields and minimalist winemaking practices. Controlled harvests of the most outstanding Mornington fruit, sensitive winemaking and the finest French oak make wine of complexity and grace.