Canberra District - only 20 minutes from the Canberra CBD
Pankhurst Wines was established by Allan and Christine Pankhurst in 1986 with the first planting of Pinot Noir vines, and these vines continue to produce award winning wines today.
We produce high quality wines with great cellaring capacity. We do this through expert viticultural and winemaking process knowledge, while at the same time ensuring environmentally friendly practices.
We pride ourselves on low impact viticultural management that benefits our property, its ecosystems and most importantly, our wines.
Quality is the key in describing our approach to wines marketed under the Pankhurst label. We make wines only from fruit from our own vineyard. We aim to produce wines with good cellaring potential yet smooth and easy on the palate at an early age. We select our winemakers from around the Canberra region based on their specialities and we work with them during every stage of the process to ensure our wines remain true to our brand and reflect the true varietal characters.
The vineyard spans the northern slopes of the “Old Woodgrove” property, and takes advantage of the local microclimate and soil conditions.
The underlying soils are comprised of weathered granite originating from a volcanic arc that formed the Brindabella’s over 400 million years ago. The previous use of the land for grazing has built up the organic levels in the soils, giving them good moisture holding characteristics. Although quite acid originally, soil treatments in preparation for planting have aimed at increasing the pH levels towards the more optimum for high quality grape production.