Deakin Estate wines are produced near Red Cliffs in North West Victoria. Red Cliffs was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1880's by former Australian Prime Minister Alfred Deakin. Deakin wines are proudly named in his honour. Since 1967, when vines were first planted, Deakin Estate wines have become renowned for remarkable quality at affordable prices and are available in a range which includes a variety for every occasion. "You'd be hard pressed to find better wines at their price anywhere in Australia and arguably, the world." Paddy Kendler, Winewriter Australia.
Dr Phil Spillman - Head winemaker - Joined the Wingara Wine Group from Villa Maria in New Zealand and prior to that, BRL Hardy and Chittering Estate, Phil brings with him significant experience, including a stint at the Australian Wine Research Institute where his already considerable theoretical knowledge was valuably enhanced. Phil is originally from Perth, also a warm and dry climate, so he is right at home at Red Cliffs. His personal objective is to further develop the wine styles at Deakin Estate, particularly with an eye to their appeal in the ever-challenging international market.