Shadowfax

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James' Review

Shadowfax is part of an awesome development at Werribee Park, a mere 20 minutes from Melbourne. The truly striking winery, designed by Wood Marsh Architects and built in 2000, is adjacent to the extraordinary private home built in the 1880s by the Chirnside family and known as The Mansion. It was then the centrepiece of a 40 000ha pastoral empire, and the appropriately magnificent gardens were part of the reason for the property being acquired by Parks Victoria in the early 1970s. The Mansion is now The Mansion Hotel, with 92 rooms and suites. The 10ha Werribee Minnow Vineyard (eight varieties including 5ha of shiraz) was planted in 1999; the Little Hampton Vineyard in 2003 with 5ha of close-planted pinot noir, 5ha of chardonnay and 1ha of pinot gris, is one of the highest vineyards in the Macedon Ranges. Exports to the UK, the US and China.

About

A boutique winery in the heart of Werribee Park, dedicated to producing quality, handcrafted wines that express the characteristics of the vineyards in which they were grown. Shadowfax’s wines have a strong focus on regionality with the majority of its fruit produced from its vineyards in the Macedon Range and Werribee, and other small growers in Geelong and the Adelaide Hills. Each and every vineyard has its own distinct characteristics and produces grapes of only the highest quality. Open every day from 11am, Shadowfax offers wine tastings, cellar door sales and delicious lunches including antipasti, cheese and wood fired pizzas. Live music is presented every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 3pm.

Specialities

Chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris, 'Minnow' range

Cellar Door

Hours

Open seven days, 11am - 5pm

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Food

Information

Located within the winery’s Cellar Door, Shadowfax’s rustic-style restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a superb menu of Italian-inspired, wine-friendly food. Shadowfax’s resident chef Ben D’Arcy, renowned for his love of wood fired cooking, uses only the finest and freshest local produce as well as handpicked vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden.

Cuisine

Mediterranean

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Accommodation

Information

Available close by at The Mansion Hotel & Spa

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

CellarHand

International Sales Information

Contact Phil Strachan at Shadowfax Wines

Stockist

Selected retailers and restaurants around Australia

Details

Shadowfax Logo
Rating
Winemaker Alister Timms
Established 2000
Dozens 12 000
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address K Road, Werribee, Vic 3030
Telephone (03) 9731 4420
Website www.shadowfax.com.au