Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate

Fran­k­land Estate was estab­lished in 1988 by Bar­rie Smith and Judi Cul­lam who after undertaking serveral vintages in Bordeaux, decided to diversify their farming interests to include viticulture and winemaking.

The wine­mak­ing philoso­phies at Fran­k­land Estate reflect the experienced acquired in France as well as the hard-earned lessons gained from some 17 vin­tages in the Fran­k­land River region.

Their approach to wine­mak­ing is based on the prin­ci­ple that the most sig­nif­i­cant char­ac­ter­is­tics of a wine come from the soil and the vine­yard’s microclimate, while also aiming to make wines which reflect nature rather than the hand of the wine­maker. They have a long standing com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able farm­ing as well as work­ing the land in accordance with the cycles of nature and in 2010 received their Organic Certification for their Isolation Vineyard.