Mr Velvet Ears was born from a love of wine, food, dogs, laughing your ass off and having a good time with great people. We're about having fun, leaning into it, trying new stuff and getting as many people as we can, to do the same.
The 2018 vintage was the first we produced on our own farm, and now we have our own stuff we hope to produce many more from our humble shed.
The Japanese talk of 'ikigai' a sense of purpose and we think we found ours. Our property on the Peninsula is our escape and where we hope to develop our own plot of viticultural heaven. Our plan is to plant our own vines in 2019, we've had some work to do on our soil, and until then, we'll continue to source grapes from trusted areas all over Victoria.
We're so lucky to have so many great people continue to help us out on our wine journey, it really is an amazing industry to be a part of. We love it, and we hope you will to.
The Actual Mr Velvet Ears
He was our dog and everyone who met him said his ears were as soft as velvet.
When it came time to give things a name, nothing seemed to fit better.