By the time we left YarraWarra Estate, it was already close to 4pm and we had only time for one last winery visit for the day - Long Gully Estate.
Winemaker Han Tao Lau was busy with his task at the winery when we parked the car. However, he happily stopped what he was doing and opened the cellar door for us and walked us through the full range of Long Gully Estate wine.
He took over the winemaking responsibility at Long Gully Estate in November 2010 and the first vintage in charge was 2011. I like this guy and his passion for wine.
Long Gully Estate is one of the larget boutique winery in Yarra Valley. The vineyard has grown from 2.2ha to over 20ha in just 30 years from the time it was established.
We tasted quite a full range of the Long Gully Estate wines, from their premium range to the cheaper mass-market Cheery Giant series.
I like the estate Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir was matured in French oak barrels for 12 months and the end result is a soft and supple Pinot showing true cool climate varietal characters and earthy notes. A wine of elegance.
Totally agree with their motto - Life is too short to drink bad wine.