" A r t i s t r y I n W i n e "

Continuing a Family Tradition

Founded by the Klapp family in 1982, a new family partnership has taken up the baton to revitalize this iconic Australian brand.

about our vineyard

Long Gully Estate

Beginning its life in 1972 as a weekend family country retreat, Long Gully Estate had by 1996
blossomed into one or the great Yarra Valley pioneer vineyards. Enjoying stunning success for many
years it fell from grace on the death of its founder in 2009. Neglected for ten years it was purchased
by a partnership of two families in 2019 and is now under going extensive renovation and reequipping.

The first new wines were produced in 2019 with fruit from other vineyards and the first
wines from the 40-year-old estate vines were produced in 2021.

New planting has been ongoing since the property’s rebirth and much work has been done to
successfully revitalise the best of the old vines. With this interesting combination of vineyard variety
Long Gully Estate wines are once again bringing great vibrance to culinary gatherings.
2022 vintage is currently in barrel and tastings give us every reason to expect even greater things as
the journey moves on.

A Wise Observation

" L i f e i s t o o s h o r t t o d r i n k b a d w i n e "

– Johann Von Goethe (1832)
– Reiner Klapp (1982)

Cabernet Sauvignon

A long pedigree with Long Gully Estate

Since the first vines planted in 1982 Long Gully Estate has had an ongoing love affair with the Cabernet Sauvignon Varietal.

In 1993 Long Gully pulled off an incredible “Coup” at Intervin, the massive New York / Toronto annual wine show.
Long Gully entered two wines, their 1990 Merlot and their 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon.

12,000 entries were fined down to 800 finalists.

After rewarding several hundred of these finalists with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals 5 only trophies were issued to the very best in show. From this world’s best selection Long Gully won two of the five.

A truly incredible achievement.