Established in late 2019, ECK Wines embodies three things: Place, People and Play.
Our wines are inspired by a sense of Place, they’re best shared with your favourite People and they embody a sense of Playfulness. Therefore, whether it be a wine about the unique site on which the grapes are grown, a wine that captures the ideas of the people who created it and the techniques behind the wine or a fun and playful wine, we want the wine (grapes and vintage) to speak for itself. Each of our wines is handcrafted to fall within one of our three pillars: Place, People, Play.
Minimal intervention, lo-fi and made with purpose, you won't find two wines the same.
Emily's first vintage was 2018, after she and her husband Tom took over Armstead, a unique lakeside Winery, Vineyard and Cellar Door, in July 2017.
Armstead is centrally located within the Heathcote Wine Region, on the northern banks of Lake Eppalock. It is home to our unique, 17-year-old Shiraz Vineyard, oldWinery and 1860s built Cellar Door.
With their Armstead range, Emily & Tom have adopted a fresh style whilst using a combination of traditional and contemporary winemaking techniques. Each wine is crafted to capture the elements of the unique terroir, so that every bottle is a true expression of that varietal. The wines under the Armstead range are crafted to sit alongside ECK Wines.