Producer Profile

Hare & Tortoise

"The wine regions of the great state of Victoria are some of
Australia’s most picturesque and historical. Today we can expect
to see exciting wines and evocative wine styles as common fare.
Hare & Tortoise represents the steady pursuit of fine, individual,
regional wines of great drinkability & interest through patience,
knowledge and a hands-off approach to winemaking. - Little Peacock"

Where The Wines Come From

Yarra Valley

In the serene landscapes of the Yarra Valley, natural winemaking is a testament to the region's commitment to sustainability and innovation. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, just outside Melbourne, Australia, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its cool-climate vineyards and pristine natural beauty. Here, amidst rolling hills and ancient soils, winemakers embrace organic and biodynamic farming practices, nurturing vines with care and respect for the land. Indigenous grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz thrive in the region's diverse terroir, producing grapes of exceptional quality and character. In the cellar, minimal intervention is key, with spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allowing the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through. The resulting natural wines from the Yarra Valley are a reflection of the region's unique terroir, with their vibrant fruit flavors, elegant textures, and a sense of place that captures the essence of this idyllic corner of Australia.