About The Cups Estate
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
The Cups Estate produces estate made wines from its 30 acre property on the Mornington Peninsula. The winery takes its name from its unique geographical position – situated near the base of the Peninsula between the two waters of Bass Strait and Port Philip Bay in the undulating dune region known locally as The Cups. The region is renowned for providing ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris; accordingly the area consistently produces some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines.
Founded by the Fisicaro family, their primary aim is to make wines that represent the true characteristics of each grape variety while allowing the maritime influence of the Mornington Peninsula and specific terroir of The Cups to shine. They practice hand nurturing and sustainable viticulture under the guided hand of Greg Thomson, long-term viticulturist of The Cups Estate.
Meticulous and considered winemaking from Richard McIntyre allows the fruit to express its own charms and characteristics. Richard is highly influenced in the Burgundian style of winemaking. The wines are carefully crafted in traditional methods, with a non-interventional approach including; low sulphurs, whole bunch presses, wild yeast fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation and little or no filtration or fining.