Water Wheel

Victoria | Bendigo

Our Review

Peter Cumming, with more than 2 decades of winemaking under his belt, has quietly built on the reputation of Water Wheel year by year. The winery is owned by the Cumming family, which has farmed in the Bendigo region for more than 50 years, with horticulture and viticulture special areas of interest. Over half the vineyard area is planted to shiraz (75ha), followed by chardonnay and sauvignon blanc (15ha each), cabernet sauvignon and malbec (10ha each) and smaller plantings of petit verdot, semillon, roussanne and grenache. Water Wheel continues to make wines that over-deliver at their modest prices. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Bill Trevaskis, Amy Cumming
Region Bendigo
Address Bridgewater-Raywood Road, Bridgewater-on-Loddon, Vic 3516
Established 1972
Dozens 35 000
Vineyards (area) 136 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 9-5, w'ends 12-4
Telephone (03) 5437 3060
Website www.waterwheelwine.com