Squitchy Lane Vineyard

Located in Gruyere of Victoria's famous Yarra Valley, Squitchy Lane counts Yarra Yering, Medhurst and Coldstream Hills amongst it's neighbours. Slightly cooler than the Yarra floor but warmer than the Upper Yarra, the site lends itself to late ripening red varietals. Great efforts are made in the vineyard to ensure minimum intervention is necessary in the winery. The end result is a group of wines that are balanced, harmonious and graceful.

"I always wanted to be involved in a winery that was in the boutique style; in other words, big enough to make an impact, but small enough to allow for hands-on at every aspect of the wine-making process."

MIKE FITZPATRICK, OWNER

At Squitchy Lane, we work hard in the vineyard to make sure our winemaker doesn't have to work hard in the winery. If the grapes aren't right, no amount of winemaking attention can fix them. That's as close as we come to a winemaking philosophy. We'd prefer not to be boxed in by philosophies which are often dogma by another name. So we let our grapes do the talking. This means reducing winery additives but gentle and continual massaging of the wines since we believe there is a substantial difference between physical and chemical inputs.

Our cellar door is open every weekend between 11am and 5pm.