Rusty Fig Wines, established in 2002, is family owned and operated by Gary (the vigneron) and Frances, who produce high quality premium cool climate wines.
The vineyard is located bewteen Cobargo and Bermagui in a small region known as Coolagolite, only 10km from the coast
The vineyard is 4 acres in size, part of a larger 100 acre property in granite country Gary and Frances purchased in 1991.
Though only boutique in size, the vineyard produces more than 800 cases a year of quality wine, which is mainly sold locally.
Producing grapes of the highest quality is the number one goal, for the simple reason that quality wine can only be made from quality grapes.
Our vines are all hand tended with the vines hand pruned and the grapes hand picked. Substantial fruit thinning is done through the growing season to prevent over cropping and ensure a proper balance between yield and fruit flavour. Grapes are sent to the winery in Canberra overnight after picking.
Rusty Fig wines are made by Alex McKay in Canberra. Alex is a new generation, award winning winemaker, selling his wines under the Collector label.
The Real Review, run by Huon Hooke and Bob Campbell, recently rated all our wines Bronze Ribbon. As only a small proportion of wines tested are awarded ribbons this is testimony to their quality. Both the Tempranillo and Rosé were given Top Value ratings.