What motivates us to take a certain course? Possibility? A whim? Inspiration?

For Michael and Pauline Poulter, the owners & architects of Bluestone Lane Vineyard, it was all these reasons... and more. 

Gazing across degraded paddocks in Balnarring some 15 years ago, together they knew that their search had ended - but the journey just begun. It seemed a world away for the master stone craftsman charged with restoring Melbourne’s heritage laneways.

They clasped each other’s hand tight; Bluestone Lane had its inception.


Michael’s success was founded through uniting experience & developing enthusiasm.

And sheer hard graft. 

A bluestone path was forged into the property, hectares of vines established, a Cellar and Restaurant (Veraison Restaurant) erected, and a dedicated team assembled. The hard work paid off. 

Successful & award winning early vintages of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay - the two varieties for Mornington Peninsula’s fame - caused excitement around the new label & garnered new devotees.

Yet secrets for a young Bluestone Lane were soon to be revealed...