Originally established in the 1860's by one of Melbourne's founding fathers, James Johnston, Craiglee Vineyard was absent from the Australian wine landscape until it was replanted in 1976 by an enthusiastic agricultural science graduate called Pat Carmody.
Now one of Australia's most highly regarded and awarded wineries, Craiglee is still run with the loving attention of Pat and his wife Dianne (with the occasional input of sons Dave & Tom).
The flagship Craiglee Shiraz is one of the finest examples of cool-climate Shiraz produced in Australia and a wine that always draws plenty of attention. The 2016 Craiglee Sunbury Shiraz marked the 40th vintage of Craiglee Shiraz, while also marking the 153rd anniversary of this legendary vineyard's founding in 1863.
While the Craiglee Shiraz justifiably draws plenty of attention, their Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon shouldn't be overlooked - both delivering striking examples of their respective varietals.