Ewen Macpherson purchased an old table-grape and orchard property in 1996. A partnership with his parents, Bob and Jill Macpherson, led to development of the vineyard while Ewen completed his bachelor of applied science in viticulture (2003). The vineyard (now much expanded) was established using state-of-the-art technology. Exports to China.
Symphony Hill Wines has been rated 5 stars by James Halliday for the last three years. 58 different wines have been rated 4.5 stars or more for last 8 years. In his latest 2015 Wine Companion, James Halliday has rated 6 of our wines 5 stars with our flagship Reserve Shiraz scoring an amazing 96 points.
Our flagship red is our 5 star Reserve Shiraz which has won top gold medals at both Sydney and Melbourne Royal Wine Shows, and has been nominated for two trophies at 2011 Royal Melbourne for Best Single Vineyard Wine and Best Shiraz trophies. The Jimmy Watson winner beat us for the Best Rhone Style Shiraz trophy with the narrowest of margins. The wine was selected to be served to the Royal couple when they visited Brisbane in early 2014.
Our flagship white is our Gewurztraminer which has been awarded Best Alternative White Wine Trophy at 2014 Royal QLD Wine Show. It is rated 5 stars by James Halliday and was also awarded Top Gold at 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.
Our 2009 Reserve Petit Verdot has won a trophy at the prestigious Canberra Winewise awards where the best of the best wines from all the major shows are judged to see who comes out on top. Symphony Hill Wines is now listed next to the other major trophy winners like Yalumba, Rosemount, Heggies and Shaw & Smith.
We were awarded Most Successful QLD Exhibitor Trophy at 2014 Royal QLD Wine Show - the fourth time in the last five years we have won that trophy.
We were awarded 4 trophies at the 2013 Australian Small Winemakers Show recently which includes Most Successful QLD Exhibitor Trophy, Technical Excellence for QLD Winemaking, Best QLD Red Wine and Best QLD Shiraz.