John and Julie Trueman planted the vineyard in 1985 and the winery opened for cellar door sales in 2004. John is the viticulturalist and Julie the winemaker.
The rich volcanic soils, altitude, climate and maritime influences combine to allow the varietal characters to express themselves along with a regional stamp of individuality.
The resulting wines are elegant, well integrated and well worth seeking out. They are presented in Riedel tasters. These glasses are rolled and provide a unique tasting opportunity as well as enabling a true expression of the wine.
A full sensory experience is also enhanced by the surrounds, local views and warm welcome.
The indigenous plants of this upland area are predominately those of the Myrtaceae botanical family. This myrtle family includes the eucalypts, melaleucas and leptospermums. It was therefore felt to be an apt name.
Half the property is designated to the Land for Wildlife scheme. With the neighbouring properties it is creating a green corridor connecting to Arthurs Seat State Park.
The vineyard is in a small picturesque valley and the blue winery is surrounded by colour coordinated gardens. The plantings complement the blue of the winery with some white and red.