Turkey Flat Vineyards
Discover the evolution of hand-crafted wines, including our iconic Shiraz & Rosé, amongst the rustic charm of Shiraz vines planted in 1847 & our ancestors’ 1860’s Butchers Shop - turned Cellar Door. Turkey Flat... custodians of distinctive elegance. Turkey Flat owns five vineyards spread over a radius of 20km from Bethany in the south, Stonewell in the west, with other vineyards in the east. They cover very different sub-regions and give us the ability to blend the attributes of each subregion into our wines.
67 Bethany Road
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The birth of Turkey Flat took place in 1847 when a far-sighted Silesian refugee Johann Frederick August Fiedler planted Shiraz vines in the rich alluvial soils adjacent to the Bethany Creek. Turkey Flat is the local name for the vineyard property and is believed to be so named by the original settlers in the late 1840’s after the large flocks of native bush turkeys (Australian Bustard) in the area.
The Schulz family became owners of the Turkey Flat property in around 1865 and while they continued to tend the ancient vineyard, they also developed a thriving butchers business. The sensitively restored bluestone butchers shop is now the wine sales and private tasting room referred as 'The Butcher's Block Room' for the company.
Daily 11am to 5pm