We may be best known for our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but there’s a whole lot more on offer here in the Macedon Ranges.
Riesling was first planted here in the 1970’s, and our grapes produce exceptional floral and citrus aromas, naturally preserving a high amount of acidity. Our Gewürztraminer has pink-skinned berries that produce wines of intensely scented rose and lychee aromas. Both are perfect for a hot summer's day.
We’ve also been growing Pinot Gris, Viognier, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc successfully. Other newer white varieties in the region include: Grüner Veltliner and Pinot blanc. We’re always trying something new.
And then there’s our Chardonnay. Across the board, they’re elegant and well structured —and sometimes you might find a quartzy mineral flavour.
Elegant Pinot to Spicy Shiraz
Our Pinot Noirs present as elegant table wines (with barrel ageing) or as a refreshing Rosé wine. In cooler vintages, you’ll find a more fragrant and lighter-bodied wine than our warmer years, which produce more robust flavours. Our Shiraz wines have complex, earthy, dried herbal, mineral and black pepper notes.
The striking black pepper aroma comes about from a molecule in the grape skins that will disappear with heat loads or drought stress. Due to our cool climate, we’re able to present this unusual sensation year after year.
Other red varieties grown in the Macedon Ranges are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Gamay and Italian cool climate varieties like Barbera, Lagrein and Tempranillo.
Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles
Did we mention we make bubbles? Our award-winning Sparkling wines are based on the intense flavours and high natural acidity of Chardonnay and Pinot noir grapes. This helps us to deliver Sparkling Wines with great character and individuality.