Harman Wines is a family owned and run Award winning vineyard and winery located in Wattle Bank in the Bass Coast / Gippsland region of Victoria, only a few minutes drive from Inverloch and Wonthaggi The cellar door is open every weekend where visitors can taste cool climate maritime influenced wines, enjoy delicious and our very popular wood fired pizzas and food platters featuring home grown and regional produce, listen to live music from local musicians, and sit back and enjoy the country vista and tranquil views. We are proud to be the 2019 Bass Coast Business of the Year and winner of the Environment and Sustainability award and Peoples Choice award for Hospitality along with winning the Gippsland Business Award in the Food and Wine Production category
Who are the people behind your business
Harman Wines is a family owned David and Nicole Harman own and manage the business. David is the sole winemaker making a number of premium wine varieties on site and Nicole meets, greets and serves the customers. We have proudly doubled our staffing numbers in the last 12 months from 5 employees this time last year to now 12, taking pride in the fact we employ all local staff members
Tell us something quirky or memorable about you, your customers or your business
Our Harman Wines philosophy is a ‘Winery & Vineyard where friends & family “meet, eat and drink” to enjoy the very best of our region. Family owned Family friendly! Great wines! Award winning! Excellent customer service Value for money menu! Tranquil surrounds! and gorgeous views – where the city meets the county Plenty of outdoor space for kids and families to play a variety of games including cricket or football. Local Produce – Farm to plate philosophy Live Music Dog friendly Functions Events Fun, relaxed, happy atmosphere
“Stand out wines which weren’t sold out. Out of the 4 vineyards we visited this place had my pick of the Pinot Noirs 9/10” “Hidden Little Gem – Live music, expansion of the food menu makes the place a great place to hang out for a really chilled and relaxing afternoon. Kids and dogs are welcomed with open arms. David and Nicole are amazing owner operators who are so warm, genuine and friendly people who remember your name”
What is a thing you love about your business?
Seeing our own family run dream business successful and venue full each weekend with our local and visiting customers so happy, relaxed and enjoying their time at our venue with family and friends is what it is all about. Working alongside our kids and our amazing staff, ensuring ‘Team Harman’ are a part of our journey and share in our successes too. We are all one big Harman Wines family. Winning the Bass Coast Business of the Year for two years in a row, being awarded Peoples Choice in Hospitality and winner of the Environment and Sustainability Awards, along with the Gippsland Business Awards for Food and Wine Production makes us so proud of what we have created and achieved in only a few years and we look forward to what we can offer and do in the future. Exciting times ahead!
What is the company background?
David and Nicole are proud owners of the business. They bought their block of land 15 years ago as a blank canvas, and went about setting up the business from scratch, planting vines, building the cellar door and winery and proudly opening Harman Wines to the public 4 ½ years ago. What started as a dream many years ago has evolved into the successful business and place it is today where visitors can come along and enjoy friendly and welcoming hospitality, good food, premium cool climate wine varieties and local produce, listen to local musicians perform and sit back in a relaxed comfortable environment surrounded by the venues tranquil views. We can happily say we have personally built and created our Harman Wines business by doing something we love and enjoy on a daily basis
What is your ultimate vision for your business?
Our goal and vision is to become the ‘must visit’ destination for locals and visitors to the region. We want our business to be a showcase of Gippsland, showcasing our wines, produce, musicians and hospitality. We want our business to be sustainable and have invested in many environmentally friendly solutions such as solar power, and are proud to be one of the few sustainable wineries in the region. If we can do our bit to help the environment that is something we are proud of. We want our children to be proud of us and know that when you have a dream – dreams can come true