The Brave Goose Vineyard is tucked away in the foothills of the Tallarook ranges just outside of Seymour in Central Victoria. The initial plantings occurred in 1988, starting with Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec, Gamay, and most recently Viognier. Our soils are predominantly weathered ironstone loam, with very little topsoil, ideal for growing low yielding, top quality vines
John and Jo Stocker developed their interest in viticulture while living in Switzerland. On returning to Australia in 1987, they sought sunny slopes on the north of the Great Dividing range in the foothills of the Tallarook Ranges and began planting Cab Sauvignon and Shiraz, followed by Merlot, Malbec, Gamay, and most recently Viognier. Their aim was to achieve a high quality, low-yielding vineyard in the shallow, weathered ironstone soils. Two decades on, the vines are consistently producing top quality wines, and Jo and John are thrilled to be handing over the reins of this boutique operation to their winemaker daughter Nina and son-in-law John Day.