Galli Estate was the vision of Tuscan born Lorenzo Galli who came to Australia in the 1950’s. It was moving full circle for Lorenzo, whose family had made wine in Italy for generations.
Two vineyard sites were carefully selected, in the Heathcote and Sunbury wine regions of Victoria. Each was planted with grape varieties that ideally suited their individual soils and climate.
The rich red volcanic soils of Sunbury and the famous Cambrian soils of Heathcote were fundamental to Lorenzo’s dream. They are the key to wines that honestly reflect their origins and bring pleasure to those that share them.
Galli adopts principles of organinc viticulture through the use of fertigation, natural fertilisers & minimal spraying across both our vineyards. This together with our utilisation of 100% recycled water for the Sunbury vineyard reinforces our commitment to sustainable vineyard practices.
These practices are also carried out in the winery with a more minimal approach to the winemaking through the adaptation of traditional methods focused on the use of indigenous yeasts. We also practice racking on the new moon & minimal filtration for our small batch bespoke clonal selection of Premium & Riserva wines.
"160 dozen made, wild ferment, bottled without fining or filtration. Displaying tar and roses with elegant spices and typical Nebbiolo tannins that harmonise well with the pronounced acidity of the vintage. Dried Italian herbs, red and dark fruits linger, a refreshing medium to full bodied wine.” – 95 Points James Halliday
"This has a beautifully perfumed nose, showing strawberry and emerging leather complexity. The wine seems quite finely structured initially, but intense red berry and savoury flavours unfold before the dry, yet balanced tannins. Bourne agreed. “This is an assertive nebbiolo with firm frisky tannins and more tar than roses,” he said. “It’s true to the variety but demands a wild boar ragu.”- 90 Points, Gourmet Traveller Wine