Ulupna Winery, Producing a Limited Run of Exquisite Wines
The idea of the Ulupna winery came up when the owner decided to build a retirement activity home for her parents. It is a family business set up on a land that the family has owned since the 1980s. It is run by the females in the family, Viviana Ferrari and her mother, Kathy Bogdan. Ulupna is a historical name in the region that most commonly translates as ‘strong women’ and is the perfect name for the winery. Ulupna produces single-vineyard wines from their Goulburn Valley vineyards as well as an exciting series that draws from further afield under the Viviana Ferrari Collection label. Ulupna wines have received close to 200 awards and accolades, and their wines are top performers on the show circuit. The wines are very limited, so this is not a surprise that many people don’t know about them.
No Impact on the Environment Approach
Their vineyards are spread over 22 hectares of land, and Shiraz grapes cover most of them. Cultivation takes place mostly through organic practices to retain the natural taste and protect the environment. The region is near the Murray River and has a warm climate. Optimum rainfall, temperature, and gravelly soil allow the vineyards to grow the best grapes. The main grape varietals they grow in their vineyards include Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These grapes are used to make their award-winning red, white, and fortified wines. Their wines are imported to various countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and China and also have a great local following.