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Does it matter to you… what we do at SHORT SHEEP?

A sustainable approach to the management of the SHORT SHEEP Vineyard …
all aspects of producing and selling our wines is important to us.
We have adopted the following practices:

An integrated pest management system in the Vineyard.
Graze short sheep all year & crash graze cows during the winter in the vineyard, thereby reducing diesel consumption and the use of herbicides.
Spread organic fertilisers, humate & Seasol.
Feed grape marc to cows to…

Sustainable Practices

SHORT SHEEP follow ‘organic’  ‘sustainable’ & ‘integrated’ (permaculture)” principles as far as we can…
This is not an ‘either/or’ approach ‘organic/bio-dynamic vs non-organic’.
We are pragmatic when systemic approaches are more effective, where prevention is better than cure and cause the least damage (eg avoiding weekly copper sprays using diesel & compacting soil from tractor use).
10 Point SHORT SHEEP Manifesto
1. Soil is everything, its biota – the flora, fauna and fungi – are treated with respect.

2. Well balanced soil composition and…

Babydoll Southdown Sheep

Babydoll Southdown Sheep

Sustainable Management of the SHORT SHEEP Vineyard
Our Southdown Babydoll sheep regarded as part of the team…
and are an integral component to the long term sustainable management of our vineyard.

Grazing underneath the vines, they reduce the need for herbicides to manage the vine undergrowth, de-succur the vines and reduce the requirement to slash in between the rows and the need for diesel fuel.

Babydoll Southdown Breed
Southdown sheep originated from the South Downs of Southern England…
They arrived in Australia on the First…

Preservative Free

Preservative Free Shiraz
Produced using no sulfur throughout the wine-making, process the Preservative Free Shiraz spends 3 months in new French Oak barrels prior to bottling.
Please note a bottle should be consumed within 2 days.

To be determined ‘Preservative Free” wine is required to have less than 10 parts per million of free sulfur.

Sulfurs are tested by an independent laboratory and are undetectable.




All that matters is your opinion…
We believe wine is a personal taste and your opinion about our wines is all that matters to us!
SHORT SHEEP does not participate in any wine shows.

SHORT SHEEP welcomes approaches by  wine writers who would like to review any Vineyard, Limited Release or Reserve ranges of wines.
What you say…
We are pleased to share the following comments from people who enjoy our wines:
The Shiraz Rose is highly slurpable & enjoyable straight out of the…

Single Vineyard @ SHORT SHEEP

Single Vineyard

SHORT SHEEP’s 10 Acre Single Vineyard…
was established in 2002 by Head Ram & Ewe.
The SHORT SHEEP vineyard grows Shiraz, Cabernet & Merlot varietals.
White Grapes
We carefully select small parcels of white fruit from the district from vineyards with a similar sustainable philosophy where we are able to handpick.
So why do we handpick all our grapes?
MOG is ‘Material Other than Grapes’ or ‘Muck’ !
To our suprise (and initial disgust) MOG ends up in machinery harvest bins. That includes, leaves twigs, caterpillars,…

Head Ram & Ewe Tony & Sue


Head Ram & Ewe ~ Tony & Sue, passionately debate & produce small batches of wines
The challenge of making good wines in a sustainable manner, that people enjoy, is at the core of what we do.
Our approach to wine making is simple: to create wines in SHORT SHEEP’s Micro-Winery, that reflect the variety and quality of fruit our Mudgee vineyard produces or parcels of fruit carefully selected from the district.

We prefer our wines to speak to you for themselves,…

Privacy & Policies

Privacy & Copyright Policies

SHORT SHEEP’s Privacy Policy
Relating to your personal information…

SHORT SHEEP is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals’ personal information. We will only collect, use or disclose personal information with reference Australian Government’s Information Privacy Principles. By providing personal information to us, you consent to our use of your personal information in accordance with this policy.

Please do not provide us with your personal information if you are not of legal age to purchase alcohol.
Information Collected by Us

We may, from time to…


Recieving your wines

Delivery Time
SHORT SHEEP endeavors to send wine out within 5 working days of receiving orders.

If you have provided us with your email address, you should receive tracking advice from Australia Post on your delivery status.

If you are concerned that your wine has not arrived, please contact us.
Shipping Costs

Sydney Metro: $10 per case of 12 bottles or part thereof
Capital Cities & Regional NSW: $15.00 per case of 12 bottles or part thereof
Australia Wide: $20.00 per case of 12 bottles or…

Our Promise

SHORT SHEEP ensures the quality of all off our wines…
However, sometimes a bottle fault can occur or breaks happen in transit.

We also know that not every wine suits every person…
That’s why we offer a 100% guarantee with our replacement or money back promise.

A Smooth red blend!

SHORT SHEEP’s social responsibility matters…
2012 Wine into Water | Red Blend
WINE into Water blends are SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery’s commitment to social responsibility with 10% of wine sales from this wine provided to Oxfam’s clean water projects.

See the progress of SHORT SHEEP’s donations to OXFAM.
Please support us by considering purchasing this wine for a gift or to enjoy!
2 Bottle Gift | $50
6 Bottle Case | $120
12 Bottle Case | $228
Delivery | Sydney Metro & Mudgee $12 |…