Bittern Estate

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

The Zerbe family has been involved in horticulture for many generations since arriving from Prussia in 1854, planting fruit trees in what is now suburban Melbourne. Generations later, in 1959, the family planted an apple and pear orchard called Tathravale. In ’96, Garry and Karen Zerbe began planting the Bittern Vineyard on this property, the extended family providing the 3rd generation of grapegrowers. In that year the family produced its 1st full array of wine styles under the Bittern Estate label. There was an involvement with Box Stallion, but following land sales by 3rd parties, that venture terminated. Continuity is provided by the winemaking team of Alex White and Carl Tiesdell-Smith. Exports to China. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and tempranillo.

Cellar Door


Our welcoming cellar door overlooking the vineyard showcases our wide variety of wines on tasting, with members of the Zerbe family happy to take you on the wine making journey.


Open by appointment only between 11am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Winemaker Carl Tiesdell-Smith
Viticulturalist Garry Zerbe
Region Mornington Peninsula
Address 8 Bittern-Dromana Road, Bittern, Vic 3918
Established 2013
Dozens 4500
Vineyards (area) 7 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Mon 11-5
Telephone 0417 556 529