Winemaking

Lightfoot & Sons’ wines are made exclusively from grapes grown by the Lightfoot family at their Myrtle Point Vineyard in the Gippsland Lakes District, Victoria. Using only grapes from our own vineyard enables us to manage the entire winemaking process from the early development of the grapes right through to the end of the winemaking process. This ensures that finished wine is the highest quality and an uncompromised expression of vineyard and vintage.

The winemaking process begins in the vineyard. Our focus in on producing high quality fruit with great varietal character and depth of flavour. Our winemaking philosophy is focused on retaining, and expressing these characteristics as much as possible.

Depending on the vintage we use a combination of both wild and inoculated yeasts, small format fermenters that we hand plunge, some whole bunch ferments, and typically a fairly restrained use of new French Oak (15-20%).

The result are wines that show true varietal character and flavour. This gives us a style that optimises the varietal fruit character, texture and subtleties within the wine.

For further information on each wine please refer to the tasting notes.

  • Wine Makers

    People / Wine Making

    Winemakers Alastair Butt & Tom Lightfoot

  • Winemaking

    People / Wine Making

    Tasting the Pinot Noir barriques.

  • New Barriques

    Wine Making

    Saint Martin send us the barrels with “Myrtle Point Vineyard” now etched into the hea...