Address: 35 Princes Hwy, Waurn Ponds
Phone: 03 5241 8406
Review by: St. Regis Vineyard & Winery
Saint Regis' vines were planted in 1997, in the rich limestone soil of Waurn Ponds on the edge of Geelong. 2001 marked Saint Regis' first vintage. Saint Regis is family owned operated, specializing in Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Saint Regis' Shiraz fruit is estate grown, while Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are selected from hand picked premium local fruit. Our wines are fermented with varying use of wild yeast & matured in French oak.
In the mid 1800's, Geelong was the most important winemaking district in Victoria, if not Australia. By 1870 there were more than 400 hectares of land under vine, including the site where Saint Regis now stands.
Saint Regis is located on the site of mid 19th century winery, Baccus. It was owned by French Corsician A. Le Cerf. Baccus produced Shiraz and Riesling and was one of the many Geelong wineries thriving on the gold rush.
Unfortunately in 1875, the nematode phylloxera became rife in the region, causing the government to order all vines to be destroyed, and ruling that no grape vine could be planted in the region for 100 years. Because of this ruling, it was not until the 1960's that the vines were again planted, marking the resurgence of this great wine region.