Michael Telera is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s next generation of winemakers – a standout some would say. He has managed to create an experience with his wines that resonates with purists and wine lovers alike.
What makes him unique in the region is his concerted effort to preserve his heritage – passed down from family wine making traditions that date back to the 1500’s – and his passion to develop new techniques that is quickly setting him apart in this regions wine scene. It’s no accident that James Halliday has included Michaels wine in his best-selling Wine Companion book describing Telera’s vineyard as “the smallest commercial winemaking business in Australia” and subsequently rating his Red Hill site four and a half stars out of five. Stand outs are his cold climate Shiraz, Pinot Noir and his 95/100 rated 2013 Sauvignon Blanc – the highest rated in the Peninsula. We believe it was Mother Teresa that said “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies” and this is true of Telera Wines.