In the wake of Graeme Rathbone taking over the brand (but not the real estate) of Diamond Valley, James and wife Claire leased the vineyard from James' parents David and Catherine Lance, including the 0.25ha block of close-planted pinot noir. In all, Punch has 2.25ha of pinot noir (including the close-planted), 0.8ha of chardonnay and 0.4ha of cabernet sauvignon. When the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires destroyed the crop, various grapegrowers called offering assistance, which led to the purchase of the grapes used for that dire year and the beginning of the ‘Friends of Punch’ wines. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon
Punch Wine Room offers tastings and glass and bottle sales. Bookings are only required for groups of six or more.
If you’re hungry, there’s amazing food available from our next-door neighbours: wood-fired pizza, sourdough and bakery treats. We welcome you to bring this food into Punch Wine Room to enjoy with our wines.
Details are correct at time of writing
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Exports to Singapore and China.
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2130 Kinglake Rd, St Andrews, Vic 3761
0424 074 234