Rob and Heather Johansen with the help of children Ria, Walter and Helle began planting vines in the winter of 1993 after recognising that the mix of rich granite soil of Tumbarumba paired with the cold climate and undulating topography made for an almost perfect cool climate wine region.
Twenty five years after establishing the vineyard they are very proud to be producing some of Australia’s finest grapes and now with the help of some of the regions brightest winemakers are very excited to be selling their own range of cool climate wines.
"Mountin View" is home to predominantly Chardonnay, with offerings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Reisling, Gamay and Merlot.
Sustainable eco friendly farming is one of the core values that makes “Mountain View” so special, an understanding and respect for the land and natural waterways that run through it is at the heart of every decision that is made on the farm.
Photo: Destination NSW
In 2018, with the retirement of Robert and Robyn Parkes, Rob and Heather acquired the neighbouring vineyard "Glenburnie". Though less than one kilometre away from "Mountain View", "Glenburnie" resides on deep red basalt soils, producing different characters within the fruit.
"Glenburnie" is home to both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
2019 NYE BUSHFIRES
On December 31st 2019, the Dunns Road Bushfire tore past Tumbarumba. "Mountain View" was almost completely burnt. , with only about 5% of the vines unburnt. The main house was saved, but the machinery and hay sheds were not so fortunate.
"Glenburnie" was spared, with the fire front being stopped in the vineyard, thanks ever so much to the RFS and volunteers. Alas, due to the overwhelming amount of smoke for the next 3 weeks, the crop was lost due to smoke taint.
Over the course of 2020, we have managed to clean-up, rebuild and regrow "Mountain View", and expect our first crop in 2022.
We will always be grateful for the many volunteers that helped us in all kinds of ways, and for those who sponsored posts and bought wine.