Crittenden Estate is one of the oldest family owned and operated wineries on the Mornington Peninsula. Established in 1982, they are passionate about creating quality cool climate wines that represent the region as well as their commitment to minimal input viticulture. After growing up on the farm, the second generation of Crittendens are now fully immersed in the family business.
Garry Crittenden’s son Rollo is now Winemaker whilst daughter Zoe takes care of the marketing. Rollo credits the quality of the Crittenden wines with the sustainable management of the vineyard that has been imperative in their processes for the last 15 years, vastly improving the quality of the soil and in turn the quality of the fruit and wine.
The second Crittenden generation, siblings Rollo and Zoe, both grew up among the vines watching their father make magic out of grape growing. These days they have embraced and taken on the family business with Rollo controlling the winemaking and general management and Zoe taking care of all of the marketing, allowing their father Garry to move into (semi!) retirement.