• Project Wine Winery

    Welcome to Project Wine

    Established in 2001, Project Wine is a state of the art Grape Processing, Winemaking and Storage facility. The Winery is strategically located less than one hour from some of South Australia’s best known wine regions, including Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek, and less than two hours from the Limestone Coast and Barossa Valley.

     

    Carefully selected, premium fruit is sourced from various regions across South Australia, offering quality and flexibility to winemakers and clients. We supply a range of bulk wine varieties and styles, tailored to suit the individual needs of small, medium and large domestic and international customers.

  • Our Services

    Project Wine offers an extensive range of services, catering for the small grape grower and the larger wine business alike.

    PROCESSING

    Modern facilities and an experienced team, ensure processing is carried out efficiently and to client's exact specifications.

    • Weighbridge with the capacity to weigh up to 60 tonnes

    • Grape receival facilities to suit: tip trucks; side-tipping bins; rotating-head forklifts (for 2.5 tonne bins).

    • Two 25 tonne and two 30 tonne Taylor Receival bins

    • The ability to Whole Bunch press

    • Three 50 tonne, two 35 tonne and one 8 tonne Diemme Air-bag presses

    • Red ferment capacity of 1,775 tonnes per cycle, with;
    - 6 x 5 tonne Open Fermenters
    - 8 x 15 tonne Potters
    - 25 x 25 tonne Static Fermenters
    - 12 x 50 tonne Sweeping Arm
    - 8 x 50 tonne Rotary

    • Centrifuge, Cross Flow Filtration, Earth filtration and RDV capabilities

    • HACCP Accredited
    • NASAA Certified Organic - contract processing of certified organic grapes

    WINE MAKING

    The wine making team, take pride in their attention to detail and the strong relationships fostered with clients, understanding that each client has individual requests and requirements.

    • Wine making consulting:
    - 4 experienced full time winemakers on site

    • Planning and Logistics

    • Wine Trials including:
    - Fining
    - Blending
    - Additions

    • Three fully serviced 18 m² Tasting Rooms

    • Fully integrated Ezywine program

    • Administration facilities for visiting winemakers

    STORAGE

    Wine storage is available for all clients, facilities include:

    • Bulk storage capacity: over 13 million litres

    • Tank sizes ranging from 1,500 to 138,000 litres

    • Insulated Barrel storage for approximately 3,500 barrels

    LABORATORY ANALYSIS

    The modern Laboratory provides a large range of analytical services for both in-house and contract clients, including:

    • Grape Maturity testing

    • Latest analytical technology:
    - Anton Paar Automated Alcolyzer for alcohol determination

    - Mettler Toledo T50 Automated pH/TA meter
    - Steroglass Hyperlab Plus: a fully automated enzymatic analysis unit capable of testing for:
    Malolactic Fermentation
    Acetic Acid
    Glucose/fructose levels in ferments and finished wines
    YAN (Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen)

    • Equipped for one off tests
    - Sulphur content
    - Wine protein stability
    - Rapid cold stability (conductivity) testing
    - Bentonite fining trials
    - Enzymatic analysis
    - Reducing sugars

    • Facilitate export certification
    - VI1 certificates
    - Continuing Approval Applications

    TASTING ROOM

    An extra facility we offer to our clients.

    The tasting room provides customers a professional setting where they can present their wines to important buyers and visiting wholesalers, or carry out tastings with their own team. The on-site tasting room allows our winemakers to assist with tastings if required.

    BULK WINE SUPPLY

    Bulk wine supply is a key component of our operations.

    Supplying bulk wine to small, medium and large domestic and international customers, we offer a range of wine styles and varieties from key grape growing regions throughout South Australia. Whether to finish and blend, or tailor a wine to suit specifications, style and quality, our selection of bulk wine is catered to customer needs.

     

    We are proud to work with some of the world’s leading wine retailers, with wine quality and continuity expertly managed by our experienced and professional wine making team.

  • Our Winery

    Formerly known as Langhorne Creek Winery, the winery was built in 1999. Having tripled in size over the past 18 years, it now has the capacity to crush 15 000 tonnes per vintage.

    The Grape to Glass Process

  • Our Winery Team

    We've got a top notch team!

    Peter Pollard

    Senior Winemaker

    Peter was introduced to the wine industry at a young age and quickly developed a passion. While studying for a degree in Oenology at the University of Adelaide, Peter completed a vintage with Peter Lehmann Wines in the Barossa Valley. Intent on broadening his experience, Peter spent the first half of 2001 working as a contract winemaker with Simeon Wines at Loxton and then travelled to the USA to work the 2001 vintage with Geyser Peak Wines in Sonoma Valley, California. In 2001 Peter joined Langhorne Creek Winery as Assistant Winemaker. Peter continued to grow and challenge himself as the business has expanded and he is now Wine's Senior Winemaker. In his spare time Peter enjoys his cricket and football and catching up with family and friends.

    Simon Miles

    Winemaker

    Joining Project Wine in 2012 Simon brings with him a wealth of experiences (plus some prejudices). Work in SA, NSW, New Zealand, Thailand and Canada has fostered a love of aromatic whites and elegant reds. Along with an interest in food Simon also has a passion for 4 wheel driving and outback travel (preferably out of phone range). Professionally Simon completed a degree in Winemaking from Adelaide University in 1998. Since that time he has worked an assortment of roles from cellar hand, vineyard manager to consultant winemaker and many things in between.

    Matt Davey

    Winemaker

     

    Matt has had a diverse and exciting nineteen years, in the wine industry. He graduated in oenology, at the University of Adelaide. He has worked extensively throughout Australia, and has been at Project Wine for the last five years. Matt appreciates varietal and regional characteristics, but favours Grenache as a whole. Fruit quality is pivotal to making good wine, with minimal intervention as necessary.

     

    Outside of the wine world, Matt is an accomplished beer brewer, and hands on making various healthy culinary delights. He enjoys working out at the gym, as his mantra is a healthy body results in a healthy mind. He is a regular on the track at Tailem Bend, practicing his drifting techniques in his Renault. He dreams of one day competing in the Dakar Rally, and is a fan of all things automotive. He also enjoys cultural activities and the social scene, while spending time with his family.

    Nina Virgutz

    Winemaker

    Nina has enjoyed a fruitful career in the wine industry spanning eighteen years. Graduating Oenology from the University of Adelaide with Honours, she has since worked Vintages in Victoria, Western Australia, France and Germany. With German ancestry, an inevitable passion for Riesling evolved, describing the variety as her favourite; "Riesling embodies the formula for a good wine- great fruit and minimal intervention".

     

    Away from the wine making, Nina is a culinary whiz- creating epicurean delights for the winery ranging from pistachio, raspberry and ricotta birthday cakes to BBQ prawns and chorizo. The biggest fan of her cooking however is Mace, her rescued American Bulldog.

    Leon Talamini

    Winemaker

    Leon decided to pursue a career that moved him to Adelaide from his native Queensland to study Viticulture & Oenology at the University of Adelaide from which he graduated in 2012. He worked Vintage at Pikes Wines in the Clare Valley in 2012 before returning for the 2013 vintage and staying on as assistant winemaker until 2016 when he joined Project Wine. During his time at Pikes he developed an abiding love of Riesling which was further cemented following a Vintage at Weingut Petri in The Pfalz region of Germany in 2014. In addition to his work at Project Wine, he makes small batches of wine under his eponymous label where he can indulge his passion for wild yeast fermentation and low-tech winemaking.

     

    Outside of work Leon enjoys travel, cricket, cooking and all of the usual activities that people generally list when writing their Bios. As well as Riesling Leon enjoys exploring the diversity of Italian wines, especially from the less favoured regions such as Sicily, Lazio, Abruzzo and Emilia-Romagna. However he is certainly not averse to Barolo or Brunello, particularly when somebody with deeper pockets is footing the bill. He is a firm believer in the mantra that it takes a lot of beer to make good wine.

  • Project Wine in the News

    Article: The Sydney Morning Herald 18.04.16
    Thirst for red in China pushes wine exports past UK for first time.

    Article: The Australian 04.01.16
    Project Wine, boutique growers join forces to satisfy Asia's growing thirst.

    Article: The Weekly Times 05.01.15
    Stephen Millar, who backs Project Wine, likes aroma of US market.

     

    Article: The Advertiser 14.12.12
    Chinese businessmen buy stake in Langhorne Creek winery Project Wine.
     

  • Employment Opportunities

    If you would like to be considered for any future positions at Project Wine, please send your CV to: jobs@projectwine.com.au

  • Location

    83 Pioneer Road, Angas Plains 5255

     

    Project Wine is located 10 minutes out of the Strathalbyn township.

    From South Tce in Strathalbyn, turn right on to Langhorne Creek Rd.
    Turn right on to the Strathalbyn Milang Rd and follow for approx 4kms.

    Turn right on to Pioneer Ave and follow road till you see the winery on the left.

  • Contact Us

    Submit your enquiry below or call 08 8537 0600