Hanging Rock Winery

Victoria | Macedon Ranges

Our Review

The Macedon area has proved marginal in spots and the Hanging Rock vineyards, with their lovely vista towards the rock, are no exception. John Ellis thus elected to source additional grapes from various parts of Victoria to produce an interesting and diverse range of varietals at different price points. In '11 John’s children Ruth and Robert returned to the fold: Robert has an oenology degree from the University of Adelaide, after that working as a Flying Winemaker in Champagne, Burgundy, Oregon and Stellenbosch. Ruth has a degree in wine marketing from the University of Adelaide. Exports to the UK, the US and other major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY


The Hanging Rock Winery was established in 1983 and is located in Australia’s coolest grape growing region; The Macedon Ranges, just an easy one hour drive from Melbourne. In 1982 with a wealth of knowledge behind them, John & Ann Ellis decided to purchase a block of land to fulfil their ambition to building their own winery. The bare block they chose, known as ‘Jim Jim’ was ideal - ultra cool climate, south facing with decomposing basalt soil - a perfect site for realising their dream of producing Australia’s finest sparkling wine. Whilst they decided to build in the Macedon Ranges they have always had a love and affiliation with Heathcote as a Shiraz growing region. In 1992 they and Athol Guy (of ‘Seekers’ fame) planted the ‘Athol’s Paddock’ Vineyard to produce the highly acclaimed ‘Heathcote Shiraz’. Today The Hanging Rock Winery is run by John & Ann’s Children, Ruth & Robert, is the largest winery in the Macedon Ranges. It boasts an extensive range of wines which showcases some of the best regions in Victoria. The goal has always been to select premium grapes from areas of Victoria best suited to the particular variety. Passion and expertise has resulted in an exciting and extensive range of wines which we hope will give you as much joy as it does to us.


Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling

Cellar Door


Cellar Door tasting is free for individuals. We have over 20 wines on offer for tasting. We also have our estate grown Hanging Rock Beef for sale through the cellar door throughout the year. During the months of October to March we hold one of country Victoria’s largest sculpture exhibitions ‘Art in the Vines’. HOURS Open 7 days 10am - 5pm


7 days a week (10am-5pm) excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day

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Throughout the warmer months we have food platters from Piper St food Company and Cornelius Cheesemongers available to eat on our open air deck, outdoor tables or in our heated marquee. We also sell our estate grown beef, small goods, pies and sausage rolls to take home throughout the year.


Estate grown beef


Food available to eat on site throughout the warmer months

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Melbourne, Macedon Ranges & Mornington Peninsula: Wineorder- Contact Rob Vosjan Ph: 0438 585 820 email: Rob@wineorder.com.au Bendigo, Ballarat, Castlemaine & Echuca: Sip Culture- James O’Donnell Ph: 0423 307 158 email: James@sipculture.com.au Sydney: Gary Graham: Ph: 0413802278 Tasmania: David Johnstone & Associates: Ph: 03 6234 9999 email: sales@djanda.com.au http://www.davidjohnstoneandassociates.com.au Western Australia: Musca Liquor Agencies- Sam Musca Ph: 0417 903 582 email: sammusca@hotmail.com Brisbane & Gold Coast: Maine Wine- Tony Maine Ph: 0491 141 233 email: mainewine@tpg.com.au

International Sales Information

Please contact Ruth Ellis on ruthe@hangingrock.com.au


Please note we only sell to independent bottle shops and restaurants nation wide.


Hanging Rock Winery logo
Winemaker Robert Ellis
Established 1983
Dozens 20 000
Vineyards (area) 14.5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 10–5
Address 88 Jim Road, Newham, Vic 3442
Telephone (03) 5427 0542
Website www.hangingrock.com.au