Jeir Creek Wines – A tale with two beginnings
Ours is a story of old vines and new, science as well as tradition, and two families. The one who planted the beginnings of what we enjoy now, and ours, immigrated here from India (via Singapore) to take Jeir Creek Wines into the future.
Murrumbateman Cool Climate Region and planting at Jeir Creek
Our 40 acres were first planted in 1984 by Rob Howell and his wife Kay. Back then, the Murrumbateman wine region was in its infancy, but already becoming noticed for it’s quality grapes.
In its early years, Jeir Creek joined many local vineyards in on selling its produce to larger wine distributors. In fact, Jeir Creek operated as a processing plant for many of them. Later, it expanded its own offerings to include a wide range of grape varieties and began to make the quality wines you may now recognize. An achievement made possible by our altitude. It just happens that 600 meters above sea level is perfect for many different grapes.
Today, we continue to blend the very best in both science and old-world techniques to produce our award-winning range of wines.
Jeir Creek Wines – About Anurag & Divya Pandey
Hard work and a share of luck brought us to Jeir Creek Wines, arriving in Canberra from Singapore just one day before borders closed in 2020.
Keen to return to our Indian family’s agricultural roots and a slower, more grounded pace of life, we chose Canberra to be closer to family. We fell in love on first visit to Jeir Creek Wines with its views stretching to the Brindabella Ranges and a vision of what it could become.
New to the wine industry we are passionate about restoring the vines to produce the best quality wine possible. We also have plans for an Indian/Australian restaurant, event space, and cabin accommodation options on-site.
Our vision is for Jeir Creek Wines to become a place for the whole family. A new generation of winery and cellar door where kids, parents, foodies and wine lovers alike can come together to connect.
New look Jeir Creek Wines – Bringing two stories together
We have worked hard to create a new look label that shows both where our wines began and where we are going. The Royal Bluebell, now in gold, reminds us of Jeir Creek Wines’ rich history. As the floral emblem for the ACT, it also continues our strong connection to Canberra. The rest is us, modern, yet classic.
Tradition and history are as important to us as modernization and quality. We hope you agree that our new look brings these values together. You will continue to see some of our old labels on our older vintages until sold out.