Overlooking the coastal plains of Western Port Bay, Limbic falls within the Port Phillip Zone.
Adjoining the Gippsland Zone, Limbic is nestled in the lush, rolling hills of Pakenham Upper, south of the Yarra Valley and north east the Mornington Peninsula.
Established in 1997, with small plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Limbic has grown rapidly with further plantings in 1998, 2001 and 2004. Chardonnay now covers 1.8 hectares of our property whilst Sauvignon Blanc accounts for 1.3 hectares, our largest planting is 3.1 hectares of the Burgundian variety Pinot Noir.
We always recognised that to produce truly premium wines we would require fully mature vines, so we waited, experimented and developed an understanding of the way our fruit, soil, climate and environment behave, hence our first commercial release was not until the 2003 vintage.
At Limbic we practice biodynamic vineyard management, aiming to reduce the use of chemicals and their impact on our fragile environment. We embraced a natural and integrated approach to pest management early in our development aiming to eliminate all non-organic pesticide use. The adoption of biodynamic practices in 2004 has further improved vine health and disease resistance.
The Limbic system is a network of neural pathways in the brain connecting the senses of smell and taste to an emotional response.
A single taste or aroma can transport you to another world and evoke vivid memories. Wine has an ability to connect sight, smell, taste and touch in a visceral and emotive way.
Our label features the artwork of our daughter Gemma who has completed her studies in visual arts and continues to paint. The label, created during Gemma's studies, was inspired by the intricacy and complexity of cork, a material inextricably linked to wine.
More of Gemma’s artworks will feature on future Limbic labels.