The Grove Estate was purchased in 1989 with the aim of producing premium cool climate wine grapes
The Grove Estate property already has had a long history of involvement with the wine and grape growing industry in the Hilltops Region as vines were originally planted on the property back in 1886. Situated on rich red volcanic soils at 500m above sea level, some of these ancient vines remain on the original parcels. In the last ten years, over 40 hectares of vines have been planted including the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel, Barbera, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Semillon.
In 1997 the partners of "Grove Estate" decided to keep a small parcel of fruit and produce a range of premium wines under their own label. The first wine released was a 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon and now a full range of reds and whites exist. Included in these are a Fortified Zinfandel, and Italian style Zinfandel, a Cabernet Sauvignon, 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon and a Basazi, which is a blend of Barbera, Sangiovese & Zinfandel.