At Rocky Passes,
in preference to filtration which can reduce body and
Vitto Oles uses gentle, traditional winemaking processes such as hand
picking, basket pressing, open vat fermentation and racking.
Our approach to wine-making is grounded in the Artisan tradition; it
pays attention to detail and embraces new technology where it doesn’t
compromise the final result.
Although we are not yet certified, we use organic and
biodynamic practices in the vineyard to produce unique,
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.
Racking – transferring the wine from one container to another –
separates the wine from the deposits that settle, thus cleaning
it. Wines made this way can still deposit a small amount of
crystalline tartrate in bottle – this is a natural and harmless
precipitate. 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
in Australian Small Winemakers Show, 2009.
in the National Cool Climate Wine Show, 2009.