Allinda Winery

Allinda Winery


Allinda winery focuses on the sense of touch, concentrating on balanced, soft, creamy mouth-feel; complexity and length of flavour. Stunning views, overlooking several vineyards, from rustic cellar door constructed of timber recycled from an 1886 woolstore.

Location Description

Allinda Winery is situated at the foothills of The Great Dividing Range at the northern-most end of the Yarra Valley.


  • Blending Tradition and Technology to Produce Wines of Distinction.

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Allinda winery is a small winery, established in 1990, in the foothills of The Great Dividing Range at the northern end of the Yarra Valley by Al and Linda Fencaros. Al originally graduated from the University of Melbourne as an applied chemist. After a short period in the paint industry, Al decided the odours of paint, whilst often intoxicating, were rarely pleasurable. Al then went on to graduate as a winemaker from Charles Sturt University and honed his practical winemaking skills with two prestigious local wineries.

Practices & Techniques

At Allinda, we have put much resource into biological farming practices based on the principles of Elaine Ingham (see details at We use compost teas to ensure a healthy and diverse range of soil organisms. We make sure that their populations thrive by applying fish oil, seaweed extract and humates regularly. We do not use pecticides or herbicides (other than organic pine oil) in the vineyard. Clover, used as a living mulch, not only minimises weed growth, insulates soil from temperature extremes and reduces moisture loss from the soil, it also fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere, meaning that we not use fertilisers, other than for trace elements. To ensure optimum fruit quality year-in-year-out, we cannot dispense with all fungicides. We have a carefully managed program to minimise their use, but we consider that it would be detrimental to fruit, and therefore wine quality to abolish a critical part of our tool bag for the sake of pursuing an organic ideology to a detrimental extreme.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Allinda, have a very small vineyard of only 8 acres, so it makes sense to do what ever it takes to grow excellent fruit. This started with using Cabernet, Chardonnay and Riesling clones sourced from local vineyards that had a proven record for producing quality fruit in this climate.


* Silver - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

* Bronze - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show

* Bronze - 2005 National Cool Climate Wine Show

* Bronze - 2005 Rutherglen Wine Show

* Highly Recommended - 2006 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards


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119 Lorimers Lane
Dixons Creek, Victoria 3775

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