Our story

Our vineyard was planted on the steep Eastern slopes of the Grampians in 1969. It represented part of the second coming of the Victorian wine industry which had seen very little new plantings since the turn of the century. The region had always had a pedigree for great wines with the first vineyards in Grampians being planted at Bests & Seppelts, in the early 1860?s.

The vineyard has long been a respected grower for many of the country’s great wineries until 1996, when it was bought by the famed Victorian Winemaker, the late, great Trevor Mast, and has been a staple of Mount Langi Ghiran ever since.

Our family bought it in 2013 and re named the vineyard Fallen Giants after the dreamtime stories of the original owners of these land, the Djab Wurrung and Jardiwadjali people. According to the legends, Geriward (the Grampians) was created by the great Ancestor spirit Bunjil, who often took the form of a great Eagle. The ranges were then further shaped by Tchingal a Giant ferocious Emu, who split the mountains with his fierce kick.

The Vineyard

The vineyard was planted in 1969 to Shiraz, Cabernet & Riesling totalling 23 acres under vine. The majority of the planting is Shiraz (14 acres).

A cooler site being at high elevation (260M) and East facing in aspect. Mean January Temperature (MJT) 20.6 degrees C

The soil is red clay loam. It is old, dating back 380 million years ago to the Devonian period. As the soils are old and weathered the vines are naturally low yielding.

Our Wines

Halls Gap Estate

Fallen Giants Vineyard

2017 Rose

This Rose is made from early picked grapes from our old Shiraz vines, pressed off skins and fermented in stainless steel. A dry Rose with hints of strawberry and spice.

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Halls Gap Estate

Fallen Giants Vineyard

2015 Cabernet

The cabernet was planted along with the Shiraz in 1969. Harvested at the end of April, the Fallen Giants block is very low yielding producing 1.4 tonne to the acre.

The Cabernet was fermented in open fermenters with a long cold soak and extended maceration. Plunging was done twice a day ensuring nice colour and fine tannin.

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Halls Gap Estate

Fallen Giants Vineyard

2015 Shiraz

From our single vineyard planted in 1969 on the eastern slopes of the Grampians. A nice even year with little in the way of heat spikes in the region. The Shiraz was picked in March, then fermented in traditional open fermenters with hand plunging twice a day. The wine was pressed off to barrel where it matured in French oak (20% new) for 18 months before bottling. Drinking well now but will also reward cellaring to 2022.

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Halls Gap Estate

Fallen Giants Vineyard

2017 Riesling

A dry style Riesling with lovely fresh acidity and notes of citrus and kaffir lime.

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Cellar Door

With amazing views over the Grampians and our vineyards, our Cellar door is the perfect place to taste and enjoy our wine. With a kids playground as well…plan to stay a while.

Opening Hours : Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

Free wine tastings

Try our last releases.

Cheese platters

Sit on the deck with a glass of our wine and enjoy some local produce.

Enjoy a picnic

Borrow a picnic blanket and plant yourself among the vines with a bottle of our wine for the afternoon!

Vineyard tours.

Available by appointment, we can take you for a stroll through the vineyards and give you some further insight into our wine.

BBQ facilities

Bring some meat, buy some wine and enjoy the property.

Regular events

Music festival, Open air cinema and exhibitions, join our mailing list to stay informed.

Find us


4113 Ararat-Halls Gap Road

Halls Gap VIC 3381

Wednesday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Open 7 days in school holidays
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

  • (03) 5356 4252

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