Vale Family Wines

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

After a lifetime in the retail liquor industry, John and Susan Vale took a busman's retirement by purchasing a grazing property at Balnarring in 1991. After some trial and error the estate plantings are now riesling, gewurztraminer, tempranillo and durif. Daughter Caroline, with a science degree from Melbourne University and a winemaking degree from CSU, took over the winemaking duties in 2010 after a varied international and Australian winemaking career. Sadly Caroline developed leukaemia and passed away in '15. John has resumed winemaking duties and continues her vision. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker John Vale
Region Mornington Peninsula
Address 2914 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring, Vic 3926
Established 1991
Dozens 400
Vineyards (area) 1.7 ha
Opening Hours W'ends 11-5
Telephone 0407 764 500