Drawn by Georgia Baillieu, the label depicts the tree of life
Baillieu vineyard is located in the cool climate region of the Mornington Peninsula. Hand harvested and estate grown, the rich loamy soil combined with precise viticulture yields wines of regional excellence.
Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Meunier
region: Mornington Peninsula
Planted: 1999, 1995 & 1995
Colour: Pale straw
Bouquet: Aromas of apple and ripe pear
Palate: The creamy yeast evolves into a burst of white peaches which finish with a hint of strawberries
Winemaking: Harvested on 19th March this
cool climate site is ideal for producing sparkling wine. The fruit is
harvested once flavours develop but still early to retain the fresh
natural acid. The grapes are pressed and fermented in tank to make a
This wine is bottled and a small amount of yeast added so a
secondary fermentation can occur. The gas created in this fermentation
is locked in by a crown seal and the fine bubbles are produced. The wine
is aged for 18 months before preparing for sale.
NV Sparkling Brut
Refreshing citrus fruit flavours creamy mouth fill soft , crisp and clean.
Fresh intense melon and peach fruit flavours, balanced with French spicy oak, medium bodied, long and crisp.
2012 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Clean fragrant and tropical fruits fresh and zesty.
Intense ripe berry and cassis fruit, vanillin oak, full bodied
long and smooth.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dense ripe cassis fruit, vanillin oak, full bodied long and smooth.
2012 Pinot Noir
Fresh complex bouquet of forest berries and spices, medium bodied, great
length and balance.
Exclusively to South Australia, this McLaren Vale Vineyard is the creation of wine expert and publican, Doug Govan. Doug’s long time passion for excellent wines and the careful development of premium vineyards surrounding the Victory Hotel has emerged as international success for Rudderless in the first year of production.
The Victory Hotel Circa 1858 is a place to share friendship over a drink and a meal; it has been so since the southern Fleurieu was opened up by the first crown surveyor, John McLaren. The Hotel looks north over the McLaren basin and sits in the foothills as the southern Willunga escarpment falls into the sea. The ocean has an influence on the comings and goings of daily life here.
The Rudderless vines are all grown on the five acre estate vineyard surrounding the Hotel. Combining the vineyards’ maritime climate and Winemaker Justin McNamee’s experience and dedication with Doug’s passion for his project, the resulting Rudderless wines are spectacular!