Our Farm

Welcome to Our Farm

Fowles are a farming family, with a rich generational history of farming the land, with livestock, cropping as well as vineyards. We’ve farmed across the width and breadth of Australia and now call the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria home.

Here, amongst 4500 rolling acres, we farm sheep, cultivate vines and hand-craft award-winning cool-climate wines.

The sheep grazing property is ‘Killeen’, at Longwood. Here sits the beautiful, historic building known as Killeen Stables. Set amidst a working sheep station this unique building was made from bricks baked on the property in the 1870s.  

The homestead stands as a living museum of Australia’s agricultural history, dating back to the early 1830s.

The wine growing property is ‘Upton Run’ and is located in the hill country above Avenel.  It is both a vineyard and sheep grazing property.  The sheep graze between the vines in winter to reduce the weed burden and the need for sprays.

‘Billi’s’ vineyard is also a mix of sheep and vineyard where most of our Pinot Noir for the winery is grown.

It is also a hot spot for deer which is a source of food for the table.

Whether we are farming sheep or wine (or deer), the philosophy is the same: grow ethically and leave the land in better condition than we found it.  

In the vineyard, this means not using insecticides or herbicides, planting our mid-rows with a multitude of different grass species to promote soil health, supporting a bee population, supporting a bat population, and planting insectariums that double as seed orchards. Our sheep graze on grass, are never overstocked and we adhere and uphold the finest of animal husbandry principles.

Our philosophy has seen Fowles attain certification by Sustainable Wine Growing Australia; whilst our sheep have even been selected for the Coles ‘Graze’ program for the finest ethically raised, grass-fed lamb.

Join our Granite Wine Club to unlock a host of amazing benefits

Granite Wine Club members receive their very own selection of our premium wines delivered straight to their doorstep. What you want, when you want it. Every time. Explore the Granite Wine Club.

The latest news and happenings at Fowles Winery, Restaurant and cellar door.

New Release: Are you Game?
The King’s Birthday Wine Shed Sale
Welcome Autumn

VISIT FOWLES

Address:

1175 Lambing Gully Rd,
Avenel VIC 3664

Phone:

03 5796 2150

Email:

cellardoor@fowleswine.com

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