Wild, earthy, fragrant, intense and dark.

Lithostylis creates original wines with a unique voice.

Daring and elegant, these artisan wines are hand-crafted from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown in the cool-maritime heart of South Gippsland.

The Place

Nestled in the gently undulating foothills of Leongatha, our estate vineyard ‘The Red Dwarf’ is planted out predominantly to Pinot Noir, with a smattering of Chardonnay.

Chosen for it’s deep red, volcanic soil and cool-maritime climate, The Red Dwarf consistently produces wines of fragrance, elegance and intensity.

Characterful and compelling wines with a definite sense of place.

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Journey

Secateur-hardened and vintage-tempered, Dean Roberts has been growing grapes and making wine in South Gippsland since 2005. He has grown or made wine in this flourishing region from; Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Rousanne, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

It’s not through lack of experimentation then, when he says: “The greatest varieties for South Gippsland are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.”

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are ideally suited to producing consistent, high-quality wines which speak of their place of origin and deliver more than just ‘varietal flavour’.

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Winemaking

Winemaking is a series of seemingly simple, but inter-related decisions that affect wine-style and the preservation of quality.

The idea of winemaking as something dissociated from grape-growing is a foreign concept at Lithostylis, where the continuum of viticulture-winemaking is an unbroken cycle. A feedback loop, where one seasons lessons are fed back into the following seasons decision-making.

We prefer a ‘hands off’ philosophy; avoiding movements, additions and subtractions, unless absolutely necessary. No habitual formulas or recipes, just a sensitive and responsive attitude to “what the wine is trying to say” or “who the wine wants to be”.

Perhaps this stems from our other life as musicians, where the most fundamental skill is listening.

Trade Enquiries

For stockists in Melbourne/Geelong/Mornington region please contact: Firebrandwine.com.au

For stockists in Sydney, please contact: VigorousBros.com.au

For all other retail stocking requirements please contact the winemaker direct:

Dean Roberts
Vigneron
dean@lithostylis.com

0407 815 940

WWarning: Under the Liquor Control Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18yrs (Penalty exceeds $6000) or for a person to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500).

We periodically participate in events that allow you to swirl, sip and buy our wines rather than run a traditional cellar door. These events are posted on our facebook site. Don’t hesitate to drop us an email if you would like to stay in touch that way (dean@lithostylis.com).

Our wine is available in a number of wine bars and retail outlets across Australia however we encourage you to share our website with your local stockist if their shelf is barren of Lithostylis.

You can browse our online shop here.