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ABOUT US

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Dja Dja Wurrung tribe on whose land Bigibila falls. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of Dja Dja Wurrong.
 

Owned and operated by Peter Bicknell and Jillian Henderson, Bigibila is not your ordinary vineyard and winery. Nestled snugly in the enchanting foothills of the Pyrenees Ranges, in Moonambel in Victoria, Australia, our boutique haven awaits. Our passion is hand-crafting premium red wines that will make your taste buds dance with delight. Luscious Shiraz, velvety Cabernet Sauvignon, enchanting Cabernet Franc, and the smooth embrace of Merlot. 

 

Located on the illustrious 37th parallel, our vineyard revels in near-perfect growing conditions. Warm, dry days caressed by a beautiful blue sky, followed by cool, clear nights that tease the grapes with a touch of mystique. 

From the very inception of our wild winemaking adventure until this very moment, we've poured our hearts and souls into nurturing this precious patch of land. At Bigibila, we believe in embracing tradition and sustainable farming practices to create something truly extraordinary.

 

We've shunned artificial fertilisers, opting instead for the abundance of nature's goodness. Large volumes of animal manures and ground limestone, working together to nourish our soil and support vines that are healthy, vibrant, and bursting with life. It's all about striking that perfect balance.

When it comes to winemaking, we're all about making a low impact without compromising on quality. We believe that taking care of the soil and the vines inevitably leads to the creation of exceptional wines. That's why we handpick our fruit, ferment it in open vats, and gently plunge our hands into the process (literally!) to ensure every drop is infused with passion and precision.

 

After patiently maturing and harmonising with American or French oak (depending on the varietal) for a grand total of 18-24 months, the final product emerges: the pièce de résistance, our wonderfully fruit-driven, exquisitely balanced wines that make up the illustrious Bigibila range.

 

Cheers to unforgettable moments and extraordinary wines!

“Bigibila” is an Aboriginal word for “Echidna”. The word "Bigibila" comes from the Gamilaraay language, spoken by the Gamilaroi people. 

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