The first thing you need to know about Patrick Sullivan is that he doesn’t have Instagram, Facebook… even his website is just a holding page. He doesn’t need to. Both his personal reputation and that of the quality of his wines is such that he can sell an entire vintage with one phone call.
Sullivan grew up in wine country (Heathcote, “during the boom years”), and even though he made attempts to pursue other avenues (actuary, paediatrician), a career in winemaking was arguably inevitable. For years, he made wine with grapes that had been grown by other people, but viticulture has always been the area of winemaking that most interested him. In 2014, he bought a property at Ellinbank in West Gippsland and planted his own vines. Today, every Patrick Sullivan wine is made from grapes he has grown and farmed himself.