In 1998, winery owners Geraldine and Gerry McHarg came across this place when they were selecting a site for their vineyard. They fell inlove with the beautiful, and quiet Lake Cooper. The pleasant climate and soil made them decide to finally establish their vineyard. Geraldine and Gerry first planted 12 hectares of Shiraz and then expanded them to 18 acres of Shiraz, 9.5 hectares of cabernet sauvignon and a small area of merlot, sauvignon blanc and Verdelho.
Lake Cooper Estate wine is suitable for drinking when it is young ; when it gets old, it will feel more beautiful and leave a long aftertaste.
The vineyard takes dry planting. Due to Lake Cooper’s position in the tail of the Mt Carmel Range, the soil accumulates plenty of minerals and nutrients and stays dry all year round, reducing pests and diseases. The grapes there have been longed for by the most famous wineries in Australia and have been used by the Lake Cooper Estate to make the top Heathcote Shiraz and Reserve Heathcote Shiraz.
At the northern end of the Great Dividing Range in eastern Australia, there is a stretch of ancient land left over from the Cambrian period that boasts red clay loam of rich calcium and sodium and uniform texture. It is known as Heathcote, Victoria.
In the 1860s, German immigrant Henning Rathjen cultivated the first vines of Heathcote. But it was not until one century later that people realised that the area was very suitable for the cultivation of grapes, especially of Shiraz. The climate and soil of the producing area are influenced by the Mt Carmel Range, the Dragon Vein of Australia.The Lake Cooper Estate is an excellent winery in the Heathcote Region. It nestles in the tail of the Mt Carmel Range and offers beautiful views of Lake Cooper, Lake Green and Village Corp.
Vineyard: 1608 Midland Highway, Corop, VIC 3559
Lake Cooper Estate wine is suitable for drinking when it is young; when it gets old, it will feel more beautiful and leave a long aftertaste. Our products are qualitative, as is well shown by our multiple awards.