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The Story

Bass River is tiny winery that bears a resemblance to a small domaine in South Gippsland - in size, approach, passion and very often in the glass. The vignerons - The Butera Family, emphasis being placed on producing small quantities of premium wines grown only from the estate vineyard, expressing terroir and organic principles to hand craft distinctive regional wines.

The land is bordered by the Bass River and the southern end of the Strzelecki Ranges. The vineyard is ideally located experiencing cool conditions from the nearby maritime elements. The Butera family has nurtured the land since 1983, with three hectares of vines following some 15 years later in 1998 to construct the House Block. A further three hectares were planted on the west bank of the Bass River in 2006. These two parcels of vines provide the unique character of Bass River wines.

We invite you to share in our journey as we continue to blend our grapes with the season to produce Bass River's finest wines, to continue to explore the evolution of our winemaking and the pleasure of enjoying good wine in good company. We hope you find this site of interest and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you at our cellar door.