Trahna Rutherglen Wines

Victoria | Rutherglen

Our Review

Roger King began a career in the retail wine business in 1972, but it was not until '99 that he (and wife Dale) realised a long-held ambition to start their own winery. In that year they purchased a property near Rutherglen called Trahna, which had been the site of a substantial winery and vineyard until the wool boom arrived in 1952, and sheep devoured the vines. All the fermentation vats and wine equipment were destroyed or removed but the huge three-gabled shed built with tree trunks and corrugated iron remained standing. Notwithstanding (or perhaps because of) Roger's experience in the wine industry, they have no intention to re-equip the winery, preferring to have the wine made by David White at Cofield. The 8.9ha of vines on the property are equally divided between viognier, petit verdot, tempranillo and durif; Trahna also has access to a small block of much older shiraz situated 3km away. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Cofield (David White)
Region Rutherglen
Address 404 Buckinghams Road, Norong, Vic 3682
Established 2002
Dozens NFP
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours At Victoria Hotel, Rutherglen
Telephone (02) 6033 2016