About Us

Dromana Estate is proud to call the heritage-listed Tuerong Homestead “home”. The renowned property was built in the early 1900s and boasts not only an elegant 100-year-old weeping elm tree that sets it apart from the rest; but beautiful, blooming gardens that were designed by acclaimed parklands. It is the perfect place to sprawl on a spring afternoon, a slice of history that encourages families to run about or picnic on the grass.

Established in 1982, Dromana Estate was influential in moulding the Mornington Peninsula into the superb wine region it is known as today, and just a taste of wines on offer Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Blanc de Blanc, all of which fall under brand labels Dromana Estate, Tuerong Park, and Mornington Estate. The grapes are grown in the stunning 18.20 hectare vineyard and plans are currently under way to expand so even more quality wines will be produced.

Our Winemaking Principle

Wines made by Dromana Estate reflect their cool climate characteristics as much as they can. It is our belief that all wines are initially created in the vineyard, and to best reflect this, we use a minimal interference policy. To achieve this, indigenous yeast is predominantly used, and there is minimal use of additives such as sulphur, tartaric acid, and various fining agents. Most of our red wines are not filtered prior to bottling and we hope that through these measures, our wines achieve that sense of time and place, or terroir, to use the French term.

 

Sustainability and Embracing Renewable Technology

Sustainability and environmentally friendly production of both wine and food has always remained a great priority at Dromana Estate. Located on the Mornington Peninsula, by the seaside and amongst many open woodlands with an abundance of wildlife, Dromana Estate places great importance in protecting and conserving the surrounding ecosystem.

While viticulture requires a significant amount of water, Dromana Estate ensures all used water is treated onsite. The recycled, A-Grade water, now at a drinkable standard, can be reused in the vineyard, restaurant, and throughout wine production. In conjunction, Dromana Estate’s restaurant also utilises evacuated tube hot water systems, thereby reducing the use of electricity or LPG. These developments have not only drastically decreased water waste, but protects nearby waterways from possibly toxic, untreated water.

Dromana Estate aims to be a pioneer in renewable energy and sustainable wine and food production by installing 99k Wh solar panel system to produce all electricity used in the vineyard, wine production, restaurant, and other food production.

 

Protecting the Environment and Vegan Friendly

Regarding managing the vineyard, it is Dromana’s belief that exceptional wines all arise from great grapes and vineyard management by omitting the use of chemicals, using only organic, natural pesticides and fertiliser. Luckily, in a mutual symbiosis, it results in beautiful, premium wines that are also sustainable and eco-friendly. Throughout wine production, including fermentation and filtering, no animal products or preservatives are used, allowing the natural flavour to shine but also denoting all wines as vegan friendly.

Chief Winemaker - Peter Bauer

Our Chief Winemaker, Peter Bauer, has worked at Dromana Estate over the last 10 years.

We have benefited from his wealth of knowledge and innovative winemaking skills. Peter meticulously crafts the ever popular Mornington Peninsula varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, along with other materials associated with our coastal & cool climate weather conditions.

Meet Our Team

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Cathy Lin & David Craig

Directors

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Shannon Shearing

Sales Representative

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Julie Hayes

Wine Experience Host

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Peter Bauer

Chief Winemaker

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Pauline Lynch

Wine Experience Host

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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Our Partners

Our Awards

Sam Kim

Publisher and Author of Wine Orbit - Featuring Reviews of New Zealand Wines and Wines of the World

Sam Kim has been judging wine for the last 20 years at various wine competitions and magazines, including the New Zealand International Wine Show, The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, the Spiegelau International Wine Competition, The Air New Zealand Wine Awards, The New World Wine Awards, New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, Marlborough Wine Show, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Cowra Wine Show, and Cuisine Magazine.

Silver Medal Award - 2017 Tuerong Park Black Label Botyrtis Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association Wine Show

The Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association is the official industry association representing Mornington Peninsula wineries. The Mornington Peninsula Wine Show, held annually in October, supports excellence in the local wine industry. 

Bronze Medal Award - 2017 Tuerong Park Black Label Botyrtis Sauvignon Blanc

2018 National Cool Climate Wine Show

The National Cool Climate Wine Show, held in Bathurst NSW, is the largest cool climate specific event of its kind in Australia. It has become the principal cool climate wine show since its conception in 1998, one of the largest premium wine shows held inland from a capital city.

Mornington Peninsula Winery of the Year

2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition

The Melbourne International Wine Competition is the only International Wine Competition where all the judges are real trade buyers who are judging the wine by category and actual price. The judges are buyers from top Pacific Region liquor stores, restaurants, hotels, and more. 

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