Greg and Libby Gallagher own and manage the family winery, Gallagher Wines at Jeir (near Murrumbateman).
Greg, along with daughter Lauren, also act as both winemaker and consultant for over twelve other wineries in the region and neighbouring areas.
At Gallagher Wines we look to make wines of the highest quality for genuine wine lovers to enjoy.
We have had many sucesses with a recent notabile success with the 2017 Riesling winning four Trophies in the International Riesling Challenge – including “The Best Riesling – Internationally“. The 2017 Riesling is now sold out. The newly released 2021 Riesling is available from our Cellar Door or purchase from this website.
Come out to our Cellar Door and enjoy some of the best wines of the Canberra District in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
The Cellar Door is currently closed for tastings due to COVID concerns. We are still open for purchasing the wines and some of the pickles we have available.
COVID-19 precautions need to be adhered to including hand sanitising and the QR Code Contact Tracing app.
Greg Gallagher graduated with an Oenologist degree (Wine Science) in 1977. He worked for wineries in Sydney, Mildura, the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra both before and during his studies. After graduating, Greg worked in Rutherglen and in central Victoria, as well as short-term placements in Champagne (France) and the Napa Valley (USA). After 20 years working for larger companies, Greg and Libby decided the time was right to start their own winery.
Libby has had an interest in cheese, and the many different types of cheeses, “…for ages!” In 2002, she accompanied Greg to Charles Sturt University for a week and spent the time with Barry Lilywhite, the Cheesemaker at the university. Barry passed a few tricks to Libby for making the best cheese, as well as sharing his knowledge about all aspects of the process of cheese making. Barry also instructed Libby on how to make Labneh, a Mediterranean style of yoghurt based cheese.
Lauren was born during Vintage in 1983 and has had a taste for the lifestyle ever since. She followed her dad to work from an early age, with a growing interest and curiosity. In 1995, she was part of the Gallagher clan who planted the vineyard and has never been far from it. The spare time she had between high school and university was spent in the vineyard and cellar doors in the local wine region, getting to know the process, the region and the people.
After 10 years in the public service, Lauren realised that her future didn’t lay in policy and procedures, but rather Pinot and pressings! Lauren had made a mark on the region with her enthusiasm, passion and sense of humour and one day, hopes take on her father’s tradecraft, and continue to build upon the foundations that he created. Her signature wine is the Sangiovese Rose - The Sinister Apprentice.
A great experience
John Ebbott (Date added: 22/03/2021)
Always a fun and interesting time here. Greg is great.
GREAT WINE, FANTASTIC CHEESE
Phil (Date added: 14/10/2020)
The Tasting room is basic but the wines are all superb and served with whitt and a depth of knowledge. Members of our small group have different palates but all were impressed. I particularly enjoyed the Riesling & Chardonnay with tastings before and after sampling the Camembert. Same with the Shiraz and the Creamy Blue cheese. My wife really enjoyed the Sav Blanc and the Merlot. Needless to say we came home with a selection of cheeses and a few bottles of our preferred tipple to be enjoyed at leisure. I intend to put some of the Shiraz down for a few years to let it reach it's full potential. The wines are top class so expect to pay for them.
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