There have been some changes at Rocky Passes Estate. We have handed over the reins to younger winemakers, and we are planning our next adventure.
However, we are still offering Rocky Passes Estate limited release wines under our new business name ... Vitto Oles Wines ... at fantastic prices.
We are taking pre-orders now for our 2015 Rocky Passes Estate Syrah which will be available around June.
Vitto has produced our limited release wines using traditional winemaking processes such as hand picking, open vat fermentation, racking and basket pressing. Our approach to wine-making has been grounded in the Artisan tradition; it pays attention to detail and embraces new technology where it doesn’t compromise the final result. We have used organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard to produce unique, quality wines.
The wines are low allergen as we use minimum preservatives. The only tannins come from the grapes and oak … no powdered tannins are added. The wines spend two winters maturing before bottling. We suggest you decant the wine and allow it to breathe before serving.
2010 Estate Syrah
Silver medal in Australian Small Winemakers Show, 2013
Bronze medal in Victorian Wine Show, 2012
2008 Estate Syrah Cabernet blend
Silver medal in Australian Small Winemakers Show, 2009.
2007 Sugarloaf Syrah (Shiraz)
Bronze medal in the National Cool Climate Wine Show, 2009.
Reviews by James Halliday
2013 Rocky Passes Syrah Viognier rated 94/100
2012 Rocky Passes Syrah rated 94/100
2010 Rocky Passes Syrah rated 94/100
2009 Rocky Passes Syrah rated 90/100