who are we
Lisa and Justin Jenkins have a clear, dynamic idea of what makes an alluring wine, loaded with charisma. With 30+ years of combined hospitality experience at some of Melbourne’s iconic wine bars and restaurants, they’ve tasted some of the world’s best wines. With this in mind, they’ve turned their hands to winemaking. At the core of their wines are flavour, texture and enjoyment.
In 2016, the couple returned to South Gippsland where Justin grew up, to make wine. The name ‘Fleet Wines’ is born from the couple’s openness to sourcing grapes from further afield. Working with tiny amounts, these wines are celebrated for being of the moment and limited in their release.
Each Fleet Wine speaks of both place and variety. Each wine captures a fleeting moment in time, made by two intrinsic wine and food pros chasing flavour and vibrancy.
With a glass of Fleet in hand, and friends by your side, you can only enjoy yourself!
Why we are different
Shrugging convention, Fleet’s approach to wine is refreshingly open. Nothing is formulaic, each vintage and plot of fruit is cajoled into being the best it can be. This means each release is incredibly exciting, often a little unpredictable. What is always guaranteed is that it will be deliciously pure and fun. Great wines to share with your friends - they always excite and over-deliver on personality!
Lisa’s extensive hospitality background (she’s both a qualified chef and sommelier) has led her to wine show judging and undertaking the very demanding WSET Diploma in Wines. Her ability to inject her technical background into making delicious and evocative wines runs through all Fleet wines.
Justin’s affinity with South Gippsland shines through in these soulful wines. The young family are so committed to the region they recently bought a small farm, just outside Leongatha. Spring 2021 will see the first planting of pinot noir and chardonnay vines. With a house and chickens to follow down the track.