Bold, beautiful flavours for premium winemakers
 

Our Grapes as Wine


 
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Proudly Bendigo, our sites capture the flavour of sunshine.


 

Born of the perfectly suited climate, Zebra grapes have a tight core of bold, ripe fruit concentrations - displaying complex tannins retained in a longer ripening process. If you’re looking for a wine with a compelling edge, Zebra fruit offers a really unique subregional pinot noir character. 

Over the last decade Zebra has celebrated in the award-winning success of its partners, with wine made exclusively from Zebra fruit.

 

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Most Recent Awards
 

Aspiring Flats Rosé 2016 - Two Gold Medals & One Silver
(NZ Aromatic Wine Competition; NZ International Wine Show;  Air NZ Wine Awards)
 

Aspiring Flats Rosé 2015 - Trophy (best Rosé) & Pure Elite Gold Medal
(Air NZ Wine Awards)
 

2 x Silver Medals
(International Aromatic Wine Competition & NZ International Wine Show)

 

Most Recent Accolades
 

Anthem Ascend Pinot Noir 2016 - Awarded 4 Stars
(Cuisine Magazine, May 2018 issue)

 

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 - 5 Stars
(Bob Campbell MW, Nick Stock, Sam Kim, Raymond Chan, Michael Cooper)


More to follow...


 
 
 
 

The Future


 
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With 20+ hectares still to plant, and the infrastructure for irrigation and frost-fighting already in place, we’re excited at the thought of expansion to include new varieties and clones. 

There is also an elevated terrace with scope for a gravity-fed winery, capable of processing 400 tonnes at full production, allowing for a 200 tonnes custom crush facility and opportunities for a cellar door, restaurant and retail store.

 

2018 was a difficult year with both record heat and rainfall, and in seasons like this attention to detail in the vineyard is paramount. Craig from Zebra delivered perfect fruit. Completely free from disease, concentrated and true to the sampling numbers. The resulting wine has a purity of flavour with tremendous potential. Zebra’s commitment to quality is evidenced by the outstanding fruit they have produced this year.
— Jody Pagey, Winemaker - Mt Michael

 
 
 

Our Commitment


 
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At Zebra Vineyards, we define quality at every step of our process.

With every job, we strive for perfection. Naturally, our philosophy towards vineyard management is extremely tactile in practise. From shoot thinning, lateral and leaf removal, crop thinning and pruning, right through to hand harvesting - every step of the process is performed by passionate, well trained staff who love wine just as much as we do.  We are driven to deliver the best disease-free, clean, fully ripe fruit we can and proud to produce only the best grapes for the most discerning winemakers. 

 

Good quality fruit that consistently delivers. The team at Zebra keep the vineyard looking great and are very efficient when it comes to harvesting. All details are well communicated and quickly attended too.
— Alastair Maling (MW), Winemaker - Foley Family Wines

 
 
 

Our partners


 
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Our grapes are used for award-winning, ultra-premium wines.

Over the years, Zebra's dedication has been showcased in many single vineyard designate wines, including Craggy Range, Mt. Difficulty and Grant Taylor’s Valli. Discover the dependably robust and complex characters, captured and individually defined by master winemakers using our full-bodied, 'distinctly Bendigo' fruit.

 
 
 
 
While the extensive mix of clones, blocks, soils and rootstocks at the vineyard makes for a challenging picking schedule, it delivers a wonderful range of flavour profiles that makes interesting wine. I’m a fan.
— Jo Gear, Winemaker - Pinnacle Group
 
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