The Tradition continues……..
Mount Nathan Winery is a progression of involvement in the wine industry by the Gibson family over generations.
The founder, George Gibson was born in Cessnock in 1920.
George become fascinated in wine when as a teenager he would pick grapes for the established wineries in the surrounding area.
Years of experimentation led to the formation of the Central Coast Winery now situated at Holgate in the Matcham Valley, one of the most picturesque areas of the New South Wales, Central Coast.
George’s son Peter joined the winery in 1979. George and Peter have expanded the product range over the years to include Premium wines, Fortifies and Aperitifs.
After developing a unique range of honey based products, Peter has established Mt Nathan Winery in Queensland’s famous Gold Coast hinterland.
Many of the Mount Nathan Winery products we make are proudly made from our own 100% Natural Australian Honey.
Used as a natural sweetener in our Food & Beverages & exclusive Liqueur Cream Collection, Honey plays a key role in producing Mt. Nathan Winery's unique tasting experience!
Come Taste Test Today and Take a Tour!
At the Mount Nathan Winery, we use our Paulownia Trees as an exclusive food source for our bees!
Take some time to relax... Soak up & enjoy our Paulownia Plantation views!
History of Paulownia Tree
Paulownia tree is native to China.
According to both legends and records, dating back 2600 years, people in ancient times used Paulownia Trees for various purposes.
In the work Zhung Tze, it is recorded "Phoenix flew from the south sea to the north sea without perching on trees other than Paulownia and without eating anything but bamboo fruit".
The Chinese have been planting Paulownia Trees for many centuries around their dwellings in order to bring good luck and to attract the Phoenix.
At present in China, intercropping with Paulownia is being carried out on some 1,300,000 hectares of land throughout the whole country.
Some other countries have also established forestry research institutes and experimental stations to conduct research on Paulownia Trees.
In Australia, almost all the research has been carried out by a few individuals.
In real terms, the Paulownia Tree is really the tree of the future.
It is still in the infancy stage of its development here in Australia.
Interest has been slowly developing since the late 80's.
The 90's has seen more people interested in growing these trees, mainly because of its unique growth rate.
Facts about Paulownia Tree
The more you look after them, the more they thrive and grow.
It is fascinating to observe a young Paulownia seedling grow into a tall 'pole' in just a few short months.
In the summer months, given good growing conditions, the plant can reach up to 6 metres or 20 feet high and sometimes higher, depending on the Paulownia Tree species used.
It is a known fact, that the tree can reach its fully mature stage in just 8-10 years and can produce up to 1 cubic metre of timber in that time.
Hands On Tour Production Room
This room enables tour groups to see first hand products being made.
Groups are able to taste wine at different stages of production
Groups can also bottle, cap & label bottles in a safe environment
Wine care is explained together with various methods of sealing bottles
Overall this facility gives the visitor a practical experience of wine making