The Drumborg Range of wines are sourced exclusively from the Drumborg Vineyard in Victoria's Henty region, one of Australia’s leading cool climate regions and southern-most vineyard in mainland Australia. Planted in 1964 by Karl Seppelt and forged by icy winds from the Southern Ocean, the Drumborg vineyard produces wines showcasing site and season; elegance, natural balance and minerality.
Drumborg is a rural locality in western Victoria, situated on the Princes Highway, 7 km north-west of Heywood, and 30 km north of Portland. It was probably named after a licensed pastoral run (1846), which may have been named after Drumburgh, Scotland.
By the 1870s farm settlers were in occupation of the Drumborg district and a school was opened in 1874. By 1910 the Drumborg village included two churches (one of them Methodist opened in 1882) and a public hall (1903).
A considerable amount of land was uncleared until after World War II, and Drumborg was an area with mixed farming, grazing, dairying and some orcharding. Land clearing provided the winemaker, Seppelts, with the only available large piece of suitable space in the region for a vineyard (1964). Despite the cool climate, equally or better suited to dairying, several grape varieties have been harvested for the Great Western wine production.
Boasting excellent terroir (growing conditions) due to its deep volcanic soils over a limestone base (the same limestone that runs into the Coonawarra area), very cold rainy days and limited sunshine. Esteemed Australian wine critic, James Halliday especially loves this vineyard and the award winning wines it produces.