Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Darrin Gaffy’s guiding philosophy for Principia is minimal interference, thus the vines (3ha of pinot noir and 0.5ha of chardonnay) are not irrigated and yields are restricted to 3.75t/ha or less. All wine movements are by gravity or by gas pressure, which in turn means there is no filtration, and both primary and secondary fermentation are by wild yeast. ‘Principia’ comes from the word ‘beginnings’ in Latin. Exports to Japan and Hong Kong. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Darrin Gaffy
Viticulturalist Darrin Gaffy
Region Mornington Peninsula
Address 139 Main Creek Road, Red Hill, Vic 3937
Established 1995
Dozens 750
Vineyards (area) 3.5 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone (03) 5931 0010