Gayle Taylor and Serena Abbinga founded Serengale Vineyard in 1999 with the goal of producing the best grapes for making into premium wines. Gayle had worked in the wine industry for over 20 years and was partnered by Serena, who was seeking to return to North East Victoria after many years of living and working in inner city Melbourne.
The two realised that their likeminded attitude and passion for wine and the country would make for an outstanding partnership. They searched for over three years for a suitable site across Victoria before finding 60 acres at the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Everton Hills.
In the early years they concentrated on nurturing and developing the vineyard to produce premium grapes. Today most of the grapes from their single vineyard go into Serengale wines that are grown and vinified on site with limited production sold to small wineries in Beechworth such as Giaconda and Savaterre. The first vintages were of Chardonnay produced off site in 2007 under the Serengale Analisse label with subsequent vintages in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2015 we completed our winery with Serengale wines now grown, vinified and bottled on site hand crafted by our winemaker, Gayle Taylor.