Most weekends you will find Ewan or Maitena at their cellar door, taking guests through a relaxed tasting. They love chatting to people about their wines, as well as wine making and grape growing in general. Both are happy to share their knowledge, about things as simple as how a red wine is made, through to complex questions about clones and soil chemistry. Ask any question you can imagine.
The cellar door is open every weekend. From September through to late June, cheese platters are available. Or you can bring your own picnic. Usually open on public holidays, and by appointment at other times – just be sure to call in advance.
Phaedrus Estate was established in 1997, when owners Ewan Campbell and Maitena Zantvoort were finishing their wine-making degrees with University of Adelaide. They headed to the Mornington Peninsula with a passion to make world class Pinot Noir.
Almost twenty years later they are still enjoying the challenge of making Pinot Noir and other cool climate varietal wines, including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Shiraz. 2017 saw the release of a new varietal wine – Fiano. The wines are well loved by their regular customers as well as new tasters.