Nugan Estate

Willbriggie, Australia

The story of Nugan Estate is a tale of determination, passion, and grit that spans over 80 years and three generations. Founded by Alfredo and Annelise Nugan in 1938, this family-owned winery has become a top 20 wine producer and one of the leading exporters of branded wine in Australia. Their dedication to producing premium wines from specially selected vineyards in renowned wine regions is evident in every bottle.

Alfredo and Annelise Nugan embarked on a journey from their home village of Alcira, Spain, seeking a better life in Australia. Along with their dreams, they brought a love for wine and a commitment to preserving their European heritage. This commitment is reflected in the Alfredo Series, a range of wines that embodies their passion for traditional Italian winemaking techniques and styles. 

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The Cookoothama range, on the other hand, offers quality wines that consistently exceed expectations in terms of value. The Personality Series, a premium Single Vineyard range, encapsulates the characters and history of Nugan Estate, showcasing their unique story.

Nugan Estate is not just a local success but has also made its mark on the global stage. With distribution in many countries worldwide, their wines are enjoyed by wine enthusiasts around the globe. However, they are not only focused on creating exceptional wines but also on minimizing their environmental impact. The entire winery is uniquely designed to reduce environmental impacts, with an indoor facility that minimizes temperature fluctuations. Nugan Estate also filters its own water for use in the winery and recycles wastewater for the garden. As a family-owned and operated company, their commitment to sustainability is driven by the desire to build a future-proof business for generations to come.

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The accolades and awards bestowed upon Nugan Estate are a testament to their winemaking prowess. With 44 trophies and counting, they have been recognized as one of Australia’s best winemakers. This recognition further fuels their passion for producing quality products and ensures that Nugan Estate remains a true Australian success story.

One of the highlights of Nugan Estate is the monumental Barrel Cave, which was built to the inspiring vision of Michelle Nugan in 2001. This underground space provides a naturally temperature-controlled environment for the maturation of their premium wines in French and American oak barrels. From the meticulously treated floor to the grand double doors, every element of the Barrel Cave is a testament to the dedication and hard work put into crafting their exceptional wines.

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In addition to their winemaking achievements, Nugan Estate takes pride in offering a large selection of Vegan Australia Certified wines. Each product has been reviewed and certified by Vegan Australia, ensuring that it meets the criteria set out in the Vegan Australian Certified standard. With 42 outstanding vegan wines across their range, Nugan Estate caters to the growing demand for vegan-friendly options.

The story of Nugan Estate is a testament to the enduring spirit of the Nugan family. From their humble beginnings as immigrants to their position as a top wine producer and exporter, their journey is one of determination, passion, and grit. With a commitment to producing premium wines, minimizing their environmental impact, and catering to diverse consumer needs, Nugan Estate continues to thrive as a symbol of Australian winemaking excellence.

 

Nugan Estate's Wines

  • Nugan Estate Cookoothama Shiraz

    Shiraz

  • Nugan Estate Third Generation Shiraz

    Shiraz

  • Nugan Estate Single Vineyard Stomper's Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Nugan Estate Alcira Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Nugan Estate Durif Manuka Grove

    Petite Sirah

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