Craig and Sandra Aitken make hand crafted estate grown wines on their rustic farm, located midway between Heathcote and Kyneton. Fruit from vines managed to low yields, is hand plunged in small fermenters to produce wines of intense colours and flavours. Established in 1998, the vineyard is planted to shiraz and a small quantity of cabernet sauvignon. A further planting of viognier is also planned. Their first release was Barfold Estate 2002 Heathcote Shiraz which won three medals including Gold at the Ballarat Wine Show.