Welcome to the official website of Hoddles Creek Estate, the multi-award winning winery of the Yarra Valley!

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They are arguably Australia's best value wines.

Jane Faulkner, The Age 2011

It's wines like this that made me want to get into the wine game in the first place.

Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront 2013

Wines

Hoddles Creek Estate

Wickhams Rd

1er Yarra Valley

Stockists

Victoria Off-Premise

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Boccaccio Cellars

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Winestar

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Randall's

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Rathdowne Cellars

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Europa Cellars

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Bottega Tasca

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Prince Wine Store

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Cloudwine

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Victoria On-Premise

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Il Bacaro

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Carlisle Wine Bar

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City Wine Shop

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Kumo Isakaya

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Royal Mail Hotel

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Chin Chin

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Society Restaurant

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Grossi Florentino

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Livingroom Restaurant

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New South Wales & ACT


Please contact our representative Ross Curtis for information regarding NSW stockists.

Queensland


Hoddles Creek Estate is distributed in Queensland by Addley Clark Fine Wines.

Overseas


Find our wines in Japan,The Netherlands and China. For more information on overseas distribution please email us.


Because stockists come and go, some places may have been (accidentally) omitted from this list, and vice-versa. If you have a specific query wines a stockist, please shoot us an email. Likewise, if you are a disgruntled stockist (kidding) please notify us and we will add you to the list.
Hoddles Creek Estate is distributed by Mondo Imports.

Press

Below you can find some of the appearances we have made in the media in the form of reviews, awards and publications.

Taste Top 100 - Chardonnay 2010
Taste Top 100 - Chardonnay 2010
Chardonnay 2010 - James Halliday
Pinot Noir 2010 - James Halliday
Wickhams Rd Yarra Pinot 2010 - Huon Hooke
Patience fills the blanc - Jane Faulkner
Gram - 1ER Pinot Blanc 2010 - Krystina Menegazzo
1er Chardonnay 2009 - James Halliday
Pinot 2010 - Ben Knight
Various - Jane Faulker AGE A2
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Wickhams Rd Shiraz 11 Review - Jane Faulkner
Age good Wine Guide Awards 2012
Wickhams Rd Shiraz 10 Review
Wickhams Rd Gippsland Chardonnay 2010 - The Weekly Review
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Wickhams Rd Gippsland Chardonnay 2010 - Huon Hooke
1er Pinot Blanc 2010 - Huon Hooke
Hoddles Creek Estate Various - Lisa Perotti-Brown MW
Wickhams Rd Shiraz 2010 - Huon Hooke
Wickhams Rd - Tim White, Financial Review
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Pinot Noir 2010 - Winefront
Wickhams Rd Gippsland Chardonnay 2010 - Winefront
Huon Hook on Hoddles, The Sydney Morning Herald 2012

About

Hoddles Creek Estate was established in 1997 when the D'Anna family decided to establish a vineyard on the property that has been in the family since 1960. The vineyard sits astride Gembrook road and adjacent Hoddles Creek. Its steeply sloping blocks prohibit mechanical harvesting, with both vineyards being hand pruned and harvested. All our wines, which are single vineyard, estate grown, are made in our 300 tonne winery, constructed for the 2003 vintage. The split-level winery has a barrel store located three meters underground. Hoddles Creek Estate is planted with 10ha of pinot noir (five clones), 6 ha of chardonnay, 1ha each of sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, and 1.5ha of pinot gris.

Franco
The vines prior to harvest
The Vineyard
Vines
Barrel
Terroir of the Upper Yarra
In the Cellar

The Vineyards

Hoddles Creek Estate is located in the Upper Yarra, which is higher, cooler and more marginal than the lower Yarra, The vineyard is cropped at less than 2.5 tonnes per acre. Being in a marginal climate, requires extensive canopy management. The vineyard is trellised to Scott-Henry, to promote fruit exposure and lessen disease risk.


Winemaking

Our winemaking practises tend to be minimal. All our wines are transferred using gravity and there is generally no added acid addition. Consequently, our wines are balanced and fresh. All grapes are only destemmed, not crushed. This allows full berries to be transferred to either tank or press. No enzymes are used in any wines, the grape juice is allowed to settle naturally over four days at very low temperatures. All wines see a percentage of oak. Some wines will not see any new oak, namely Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc but have a large portion of older oak. This provides mouthfeel, texture and generally builds the wines. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir normally see about 30% new oak. Fruit from Hoddles Creek is always fresh and bright and can withstand a larger portion of new oak.


The Winemaker

Franco D'Anna is the viticulturalist and winemaker at Hoddles Creek Estate. At 13, he started to work in the family liquor store. By 21 he was the chief wine buyer while undertaking (and completing) a bachelor of commerce at Melbourne University. He then turned his attention to Charles Sturt University's viticulture course, while helping to maintain the newly planted vineyard. He attributes his traineeship, at Coldstream Hills, for the rigorous hygiene practices he learnt to be fundamental in the winery. For Hoddles Creek Estates' first vintages, Franco worked with Peter Dredge of Red Edge, and then in consultation with Mario Marson, (ex-winemaker for Mount Mary and Jasper Hill).

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