Ballarat isn’t necessarily the first place you think of when considering the great wine regions of Victoria. However, a small in vineyard in Coghills Creek, a scenic 20 minutes’ drive from the city, run by second generation winemaker Owen Latta, is doing plenty of things to change that, and people are listening.
Wade Noonan of Different Drop earlier this year called Owen ‘The Ballarat Boy Taking Australian Wine By Storm’. He said, “Owen is setting the Australian wine industry on fire with a two-pronged attack. First, a classic range of premium Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Syrahs under family Eastern Peake label. And second, his wilder stylings pushing the boundaries of the Australian winemaking avant-garde under Latta Vino.”