Historia Linnaeum

Stemming from the middle name of our daughter, Linnaea Vineyards is the personal wine label of husband and wife team Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. We will concentrate on producing small batches of intelligent wines from some of the world's most interesting wine regions.


Michelle Edwards, Winemaker
Daniel Fischl, Agricultural Scientist


The science nerds amongst you will notice that our wine names are based upon the Linnaean Binomial System of genus + species, created by naturalist and innovator Carl Linnaeus. The first project brings us Linnaea Rhizotomi, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Howell Mountain region of Napa Valley. Our first Italian project brings to our shores Linnaea Apica, a delightfully playful Moscato D’Asti from Piedmont Italy. Now, we introduce our first home-grown wine, Linnaea Arlequin, a cavortingly opulent Cabernet Sauvignon from Heathcote in Victoria. Still to come, our Barolo project is edging tantalisingly closer...

Nascent Linnaea projects include a Cortese Dell'Alto Monferrato from
Piedmont, Italy and both red and white wines from some sneaky corners of

Grab your monocle and view SOME PHOTOS of the birth of the Linnaean species.