Rusty Fig Wines takes its name from the native Rusty Fig tree, also known as the Port Jackson Fig, which grows on the slopes of Gulaga, the mountain overlooking our vineyard.
Due to the vineyard’s proximity to the coast at Bermagui, our wines display typical cool climate characteristics.
The high acidity associated with cool climate wines means they age well, developing added richness over time. Whites in our own cellar are drinking beautifully 8 years after bottling.
Rusty Fig Wines was established by Gary, the vigneron, and Frances in 2002, and is family owned and operated vineyard.
It is located between Cobargo and Bermagui in a locality known as Coolagolite, only 10km from the coast.
The 4 acre boutique acre vineyard is part of a 100 acre granite country property Gary and Frances bought in 1991.
Each year we produce about 800 cases of quality wine, which is mainly sold in NSW and in the ACT.
Producing grapes of the highest quality is our main goal, as quality wine can only be made from high quality grapes.
Our vines are all hand tended and pruned and the grapes are hand-picked. We thin the fruit heavily throughout the growing season to prevent over-cropping and ensure a proper balance between yield and fruit flavour.
Hours after picking, we send the grapes to our winemaker Alex McKay’s winery, near Canberra.