Sam Coverdale and Emma Phillips purchased the property that would become Polperro Winery in 2013, and have spent the years since developing an impressive, multifunctional venue.
After stints in regional New South Wales and the south of France (where Sam learnt all about winemaking), the pair were ready to make a business leap of their own. They settled on Red Hill on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, as its coastal-country hybrid location was perfect for producing cool climate wines.
Fast forward to 2021 and Emma and Sam have levelled UP. The sprawling enterprise now encompasses two sites and hosts a biodynamic farm, cellar door, four luxury villas and a yoga studio! The most recent is the Polperro Farmhouse, a 1950s brick building now sympathetically updated with a contemporary interior renovation by Hecker Guthrie.
‘The house was in almost original condition with very little being done to it