5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"Lethbridge was founded by scientists Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis and Adrian Thomas. In Ray's words,'Our belief is that the best wines express the unique character of special places.' As well as understanding the importance of terroir, the partners have built a unique straw-bale winery, designed to recreate the controlled environment of cellars and caves in Europe."- James Halliday

"The fruit used to produce the range of Lethbridge Wines comes from the Estate Vineyard in Lethbridge, originally planted in 1874 by Swiss immigrants (replanted by the current owners in 1996), and from another historic vineyard site in Mt Duneed, an area first planted in 1858, and the first vineyard to be replanted as the Geelong region re-emerged in 1970. The wines are produced on site in a unique load bearing strawbale winery designed for its ability to recreate the controlled environment of cellars and caves that have always played an important part in the maturation of great wines. This innovative building marries the owners’ commitment to biodynamic farming, environmental sustainability and production of fine wine. An outstanding winery and one of the best of the Geelong region." - Wine Geelong