Crittenden Estate

5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
Top Honours - International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition 2019


"The Crittendens are dedicated small scale wine makers with an exciting range of handcrafted wines. Today, their efforts are channelled into producing small batches of wines that elegantly and emphatically speak of their varietal and geographic provenance under the Crittenden Estate, Los Hermanos, Pinocchio and Geppetto ranges." - Crittenden Estate

"An outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity... Garry Crittenden was one of the pioneers on the Mornington Peninsula, establishing the family vineyard over 30 years ago, and introducing a number of avant garde pruning and canopy management techniques. In the manner of things, much has changed - and continues to change - in cool climate vineyard management. While pinot noir and chardonnay remain the principal focus, Garry's constant desire to push envelopes saw the establishment of a range of Italian varietals (Pinocchio) and Iberian Peninsula varieties (Los Hermanos)." - James Halliday

"Garry Crittenden was one of the region’s few professional viticultural pioneers when he established Dromana Estate in 1982. Then, after selling the label a few years ago, he set himself up in business again (like-wise eponymously), and is now making even better wine than before."- Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2007