By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News

The husband and wife winemaking team behind the Mornington Peninsula’s T’Gallant label have reunited for another family wine venture.

Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy have joined forces once more to drive forward Quealy Winemakers, the brand established by Quealy in 2006 after the couple sold its T’Gallant business on to Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

McCarthy stayed with T’Gallant while Quealy built up the Quealy Winemakers operation, with the couple deciding now is the time for McCarthy to return to the family business which includes their son Tom on the winemaking team along with Danny Calvert who used to make wine with them under T’Gallant.

“Quealy Winemakers now makes 10,000 cases annually, with most grapes from our own vineyards. We have grown carefully over the last eight vintages and we are now confident we have a solid business to stand on our own feet,” said Quealy.

“It’s great timing for Quealy, with the business going from strength to strength. We make colourful and imaginative wines so Kevin’s energy, experience and creative input will be invaluable as we continue to reach even higher grades of excellence in winemaking.” 

All fruit is sourced from the Mornington Peninsula and includes the field blend Pobblebonk; Turbul Friulano, a natural white wine fermented on skins for 10 days and aged in a mixture of barrel and amphora; as well as two single vineyard Pinot Gris and two single vineyard Pinot Noir wines. 

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