185 Hotham Road, Portsea, Victoria 3944

Portsea Estate

185 Hotham Road, Portsea, Victoria 3944

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Portsea Estate overlooks the Bass Strait at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula. It's unique terroir derives from extensive limestone deposits and a top soil of sand and humus which create ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The Portsea Estate vineyard is located on the century old Tintagel property overlooking Bass Strait at the very tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, in south east Australia. Its unique ‘terroir’ derives from extensive limestone deposits and a top soil of calcareous sand and humus collected over thousands of years.

The free draining, limestone rich soils provide ideal conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to thrive and have produced complex, layered wines of distinct character and minerality.

THE PORTSEA SORRENTO REGION
Historically and geologically, the Portsea and Sorrento area represents one of the most significant and fascinating regions in Victoria.

The first Victorian settlement in 1803 was at Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, where Capt. David Collins and 300 convicts and settlers came ashore.

Some 30 years later, limeburners moved into the area to exploit the vast wealth of limestone deposits and limeburning established itself as the main industry, with up to 18 lime kilns operating from Point Nepean to Sorrento.

The underlying Limestone bedrock was formed some two million years ago and with the rise in oceans of some 100 metres after the last Ice Age (18,000 years ago), wind and sea driven erosion has given rise to the dramatic and rugged coastline with craggy promontories, spectacular eroded cliff faces rising upwards of 50 metres, off shore rock stacks and kilometres of magnificent sandy beaches.

The vast area of sand dunes has formed only in the last 6000 years as result of wind blown sand and has resulted in an undulating capping over the limestone bedrock.

The Bass Straight coast is an extremely harsh environment with strong prevailing south and south-west winds and pounding surf constantly scouring and shaping the volatile shore line. Portsea lies at the South-West tip of the Mornington Peninsula, at the entrance to Port Philip Bay, Victoria.

PORTSEA ESTATE OLIVE OIL
Organically produced and hand harvested Extra Virgin olive oil, home grown from Italian varietals at our Portsea olive grove.

Location

185 Hotham Road, Portsea, Victoria 3944
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September 4, 2019
Portsea Estate Chardonnay
Portsea Estate Chardonnay

Delicate stone fruit aromatics with hints of citrus spice, slate and toasty French oak. On the palate the refreshing acidity carries the fruit with finesse delivering wonderful length and a fine silky texture.

September 4, 2019
Portsea Estate Rosé
Portsea Estate Rosé

After the success of our 2015 Rosé (Best Victorian Rosé at the 2015 Concours de Vin), winemaker Tim Elphick has followed up with an equally stunning 2016. A delicate salmon/pink blush in the glass delivering subtle, savoury Pinot Noir aromatics and..

September 4, 2019
Portsea Estate Pinot Noir
Portsea Estate Pinot Noir

The nose is uniquely Portsea Estate - aromas of mixed berry fruits, rose petals and a hint of forest floor, underpinned by ultra-fine earthy minerality. The palate is elegantly held together by balanced acidity, finely grained tannins and extra tight

September 4, 2021
Portsea Estate Pinot Gris
Portsea Estate Pinot Gris

Lemon, lime, citrus rind, freshly sliced apple, nuanced barrel ferment characteristics. Fresh and focused acidity balanced with a fine mid-palate texture.

September 4, 2019
Portsea Estate Stonecutters Block Chardonnay
Portsea Estate Stonecutters Block Chardonnay

Our Stonecutters Block Chardonnay (only 900 vines) is planted on free draining calcareous sandy soil, underpinned by a bedrock of limestone, making it a unique viticultural site on the Mornington Peninsula. This Stonecutters Chardonnay is...

September 4, 2019
Portsea Estate Birthday Hill Pinot Noir
Portsea Estate Birthday Hill Pinot Noir

Birthday Hill Pinot Noir is made in exceptional years. Our new release 2015 vintage experienced perfect growing conditions, producing low yields of tight, petite bunches of MV6 fruit. The wine is bold and concentrated with classic aromas of rose...

September 4, 2019
Portsea Estate Back Beach Pinot Noir
Portsea Estate Back Beach Pinot Noir

Back Beach Pinot Noir is produced by Portsea Estate from premium grapes sourced from single vineyard, low yielding vines in the Red Hill region of the Peninsula.

September 4, 2019
Portsea Estate Back Beach Chardonnay
Portsea Estate Back Beach Chardonnay

Back Beach Chardonnay is produced by Portsea Estate from premium grapes sourced from single vineyard, low yielding vines in the Red Hill region of the Peninsula.

September 5, 2019
Portsea Estate Syrah
Portsea Estate Syrah

Portsea Estate Syrah is juicy, light to medium body with beautiful freshness and subtle, well-intergrated tannins, perfectly harmonising with intense flavours of red and black plum and white pepper.

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