Passing Clouds has been making wine for the people who drink it since 1974. Their wines are elegant and pure, with the focus on allowing them to express a sense of place and time.
Passing Clouds operate vineyards in both the Macedon Ranges and Bendigo. Their Estate vineyard is in Musk and is run using biodynamic and regenerative agricultural principles, and is the source of their premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but they also work with four other growers. Three in Bendigo and one in Port Philip, just outside the township of Kilmore.
As winemakers, they are very much of the ilk of letting the hand of god (mother nature) rather than the hand of man do the talking. Always having the aim of creating wines that speak of the vineyards, the seasons and their particular style.
Passing Clouds was the name co-founders Graeme Leith and Sue Mackinnon gave to their small family owned winery when in 1974 having tirelessly hand planted their central Victorian Bendigo vineyard, were hoping for rain. Rain clouds would come, threaten and pass, and on old gold diggings and a deserted creek bed, they planted Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Now under the watch of Cameron Leith there is a focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their new home in the Macedon Ranges which when coupled with their ongoing traditional Passing Clouds offerings from Bendigo compounds to form a formidable stable of wines.