Scorpo Vineyard & Wines
23 Old Bittern Dromana Road
Merricks North 3926
Mornington Peninsula
Victoria (MEL 162 E12)
Australia

Tel: +61 3 5989 7697

About Us

OUR STORY

Passion for wine is in the Scorpo blood. It is a whole family operation stretching across generations and geography – from Sicily to Sardinia and now Australia.

Today, the Scorpo family vineyard in Merricks North, on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula combines old world practices with new world flavours. Scorpo Wines combines the family heritage with expertise in growing premium grapes, meticulous attention to site selection, and a best practice approach to vineyard management and processes, trusting the old axiom that great fruit makes great wine.

We make Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio Tradizionale, and look to the greats from the regions of Burgundy, Alsace and Côte-Rôtie for inspiration.

OUR HISTORY

After extensively researching the Mornington Peninsula’s cool, maritime microclimates, we knew this area was the perfect place for our project, and driving through the ridge systems on the Peninsula one day in 1996, we happened upon a ‘For Sale’ sign on a parcel of land – a defunct cherry and apple orchard originally planted in the 1900s – nestled in the rolling hills halfway between Port Phillip Bay and Westernport. Amongst, the pine trees, abandoned stables, machinery sheds and Welsh ponies; we could see the untapped potential of this site.

The vineyard was an overgrown orchard with six acres of remnant bush vegetation when we bought it. The site was multi-dimensional: besides the excellent grape-growing conditions, it also offered a large scope of ecological possibilities.

Since 1997 we have been rejuvenating the bush block by planting many indigenous plants such as Messmates, Melaleucas, Wattles and native dogwoods. Thousands of indigenous trees, shrubs and groundcovers have been planted along the roadside reserves around the vineyard. A 5 ha Olive Grove was also planted, along with fruit orchards and a kitchen garden.

1996

Purchased an old orchard site to plant our vineyard

1997

Planted 5Ha (12.5 Acres) of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Shiraz and Chardonnay

2000

First Crop

2001

First bottlings and Sales to Restaurants

2002

First sales to customers from our Cellar Door

2009

Additional 2.6 Ha (6.5 Acres) of Pinot Gris planted

2013

First Pinot Noir High Density Vineyard planted( 10,000 vines to the Ha)

2016

First Crop from the High Density Vineyard

2018

First single vineyard bottling of the High Density Vineyard wine

2019

Watch this space!