Prancing Horse Estate

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Anthony and Catherine Hancy acquired the Lavender Bay Vineyard in early 2002, renaming it Prancing Horse Estate and embarking on increasing the estate vineyards with 2ha each of chardonnay and pinot noir, and 0.5ha of pinot gris. The vineyard moved to organic farming in '03, progressing to biodynamic in '07. They appointed Sergio Carlei as winemaker and the following year became joint owners with Sergio in Carlei Wines. (The wines are now made by Richard McIntyre and Jeremy Magyar of Moorooduc Estate.) An additional property 150m west of the existing vineyard was purchased and 2ha of vines planted. Prancing Horse has become one of a small group of Australian wineries having wines made for them in Burgundy. Pascal Marchand makes an annual release of Morey-St-Denis Clos des Ormes Premier Cru and Meursault Premier Cru Blagny, while Patrick Piuze makes four Chablis appellation wines. Exports to the UK, the US and France. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Richard McIntyre, Jeremy Magyar
Region Mornington Peninsula
Address 39 Paringa Road, Red Hill South, Vic 3937
Established 1990
Dozens 1600
Vineyards (area) 6.5 ha
Opening Hours W'ends 12-5
Telephone (03) 5989 2602