Boat O’Craigo Vineyards

Nestled in Victoria’s acclaimed Yarra Valley, Boat O’Craigo is a second generation, boutique vineyard renowned for producing some of Australia’s finest hand-crafted wines. We have 50 acres of vines, spanning across two stunning sites which enables Boat O’Craigo to produce outstanding estate grown wines across a range of noble varieties.

Healesville

The cooler, more sheltered vineyard site nestled in the foothills of the Black Spur Ranges has alluvial river gravel soils and has perfect growing conditions for our early ripening varieties including Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir being the only red vines.

Kangaroo Ground

A warmer site on the western edge of the valley with its rich black volcanic, basalt soil, North East facing slope, giving it maximum sun is the home of our Black Cameron Shiraz, Braveheart Cabernet Sauvignon and several other red varietals even Grenache.

History

 

Our winery’s distinctive name echoes that given to a farm in the town of Craigo in Scotland.

Craigo is where our ancestors settled alongside the docking point for the ferry that crossed the North Esk River. The Boat O’Craigo name and tradition have drifted across seas to settle and book-end Victoria’s burgeoning Yarra Valley.

As with the ferry’s docking-point, it is here at the gateways to the Yarra Valley that the physical journey of our travels ends, although the journey of the senses is only just beginning.

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The People

Steve & Margaret Graham
Co-Founders & Directors

Travers Graham
Director & National Sales Manager

Courtenay Graham
Brand Manager

Rob Dolan
Senior Winemaker

Peter Payten
Viticulturalist

Andrew Mills
Vineyard Manager

Frank Artufel
Administration & Export Manager

Angela Bush
Consumer Sales & Customer Relations


Kylie Fennel
Cellar Door Supervisor

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The Wines

Our single vineyard wines are hand crafted from grape varieties specifically chosen to suit each site. We crop at lower yields to concentrate the flavour of our fruit which is hand-picked at just the right time to ensure we end up with wines of premium quality and character.

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