About Us

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.


The vineyard produces up to  800 cases a year of varietal wines, which are mainly sold locally.

Our aim is to produce consistently high quality grapes to allow our winemaker Alex McKay to make the very best wines.


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.

Alex McKay is based in Canberra. He 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.