Rudderless is the creation of wine expert and publican, Doug Govan. Doug’s long time passion for excellent wines and the careful development of premium vineyards surrounding the Victory Hotel has emerged as international success for Rudderless.

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2011 Vintage

2011 Rudderless Sellicks Hills McLaren Vale Shiraz Malbec, Mataro and Graciano wines as reviewed by James Halliday Wine Companion.

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The Rudderless vines are all grown on the five acre estate vineyard surrounding the Victory Hotel. Combining the vineyards’ maritime climate and Winemakers Pete Fraser and Charlie Seppelt at Yangarras’ experience and dedication with Doug’s passion for his project, the resulting Rudderless wines are spectacular!

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Rudderless Vineyards


Drink in house at the Victory Hotel, Sellicks Hill, South Australia, or order via our website, order form or at the various locations around Australia. You can also attend one of the Vale Cru events, join our Mailing List for updates.

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Vale Cru

Vale Cru is a collective of small production McLaren Vale winemakers who band together to introduce consumers to wine that expresses the incredible diversity of grape varieties, people, geology, wine making approaches and sustainable farming methods that make McLaren Vale the most forward looking wine region in Australia.

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Vale Cru McLaren Vale