THE JINKS CREEKWinery Range
JINKS CREEK WINERY - is situated in a green wedge environmental zone on the edge of the Bunyip State Park. The unique and rustic surroundings at the foothills of the picturesque Black Snake Ranges in Tonimbuk are home to kangaroos, wild deer and a myriad of bird life, reflecting the largely organic philosophy of the owners, Abi and Andrew Clarke.
Winemaker Andrew Clarke was the second recipient of a winemaking scholarship from the Victorian Wine Industry Association in 1979, and the first to bravely plant a vineyard in West Gippsland in the 1970's. After working in wineries in California and France, and learning from Australian industry icons Brown Brothers and Rick Kinzbrunner of Giaconda, Andrew decided to branch out and create his own label, originally making Jinks Creek wine from an old apple shed, which was upgraded to a new winery in 2003.
As a winemaker and viticulturalist trained in the French style, Andrew likes to reflect the terroir of the vineyard where possible, so has adopted a philosophy of minimal interference regarding fertilizing and irriga Read more →
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ABI EDWARDS GALLERY
In our gallery you will find contemporary artworks by well-known Australian artists including Esther Erlich, Christopher Lees, Willy Sheather and Mark Knight. See our complete gallery here
This unique and atmospheric venue is constructed entirely from recycled materials sourced from Gippsland, including old lining boards, a kauri pine dance floor and beautifully preserved pressed tin ceiling.
Stay with us in one of our lovely accommodations. We have special room which will the perfect stay to your holidays and weekends with us. Our cozy houses provide not only a cozy stay but also beautiful gardens full of flowers and with a great view to our vineyard.
The WinesOur Special wines handmade
A well-balanced wine with good mouth-feel and spiciness displaying forest-floor characters. A bouquet of cherry and plum fruit, ripe berries, integrated oak, and a hint of chocolate reveals the flavour from 7 different clones that are combined to create a powerful palate.
Yarra Valley Shiraz
This wine made from grapes grown at the northern end of the Yarra Valley boasts a delicate Shiraz nose with full flavour on the mid palate, powerful cherry-like aromas and intense colour.
A vibrant-coloured wine made from grapes grown in an old limestone riverbed in Dutson Downs, East Gippsland that shows intense spiciness with soft oak and tannins is backed up by rich fruit character and a hint of pepper.
An animated clean crisp wine with great acid balance and seductive sweetness, aromas of gooseberry, tropical fruit and freshly rubbed herbs and mineral characters, which will age well in the bottle and develop more complex qualities.
A wine made using traditional French methods, displays a multitude of flavours, middle palate with soft silky tannins and plenty of complex structure, reflecting the renowned Heathcote qualities of a warm climate and pre-cambrian soil.
Beautiful wine, fabuloso art, delicious food and the most charming and fun host and hostess. All this in most lovely location. Decor is really interesting.. The building itself is a realocated shearing shed (I think!) plus there are recycled tables etc. I loved the bone handled knives and the linen hand towells in the rest rooms.. yet it is essentialyl casual and not at all expensive.
We had our Wedding at Jinks Creek a year ago. It was perfect. Abi & Andrew were great hosts and it was just amazing, right down to the last detail. Our guests commented on the local produce used in our food as well as the delicious wine. A perfect day. Thanks so much. Do yourself a favour and head down on Sunday for lunch to see for yourself. ♥
We had my sisters 60th at Jinks Creek last weekend and stayed at the B & B and Abbi's delightful new shed. Sunday lunch was fabulous out on the deck and my Sister Shelley said it was the best weekend of her life, thank you so much Abi, Andrew, Lucy and Charlie
Abby and Andrew are fantastic people and so very accommodating to your needs.
An easy sunday afternoon light lunch with a tasty red to wash it down. Nyum nyum nyum
Hi guys - some of my work is currently presented at Jinks Creek Gallery - feel free to pop in to see