About Us

Allinda Winery was established in 1990 by Al and Linda Fencaros, located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range at the northern end of Yarra Valley. Mr. Al Fencaros, the founder of the Winery, was born in a European family that has a long history of wine making. Al’s grandparents commenced wine production in Hungary and later in Yugoslavia (now Serbia). Al’s father migrated to Australia in the early 1960s where he produced wine following his family’s legendary tradition of winemaking practices. Al initially graduated with honors from Melbourne University as an applied chemist, and later on graduated from Charles Sturt University with a second degree in wine science. Strongly influenced by his family tradition in wine production, he worked for a short time as a wine maker in local wineries where he obtained rich experiences. He then founded his own in vineyard and winery in 1990.Ever since its establishment, Allinda Winery has been following its winemaking philosophy of a healthy balance between art and science, adapting or rejecting European practices depending on their suitability to the Australian climate, and his philosophy of creating wines with excellent texture, as well as flavor, and also an ability to mature into complex, world class wines. The foundation of this based on growing grapes of outstanding quality, using purely biological practices. The wines are then hand crafted in small parcels, to produce strictly limited editions of 30,000 bottles of each variety.