Sutton Grange Winery

Victoria | Bendigo

Our Review

The 400ha Sutton Grange property is a horse training facility acquired in 1996 by Peter Sidwell, a Melbourne businessman with horseracing and breeding interests. A lunch visit to the property by long-term friends Alec Epis and Stuart Anderson led to the decision to plant shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, viognier and sangiovese. The winery is built from WA limestone. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Switzerland and China.


Sutton Grange is located on the southern edge of the Bendigo region, and for many years was known for its thoroughbred racing facility. Since planting of the vineyards in 1998 it is now recognised for the wines it produces. The Sutton Grange vineyard is cultivated using organic and biodynamic methods, and the wines are traditionally handcrafted by winemaker Melanie Chester. The wines combine distinctive style and interpretation with our organically grown estate fruit creating wines that express the uniqueness and characteristics of the site. Producing two labels, Fairbank – the original name of the property in the 19th Century, and our Estate range. Wines under the Fairbank label are crafted to be approachable, fresh and fruit driven. The Estate wines strongly demonstrate the terroir and characteristics of the farm, also included in the range are some less known varieties such as Aglianico.

Cellar Door


Open Every Sunday for wine tastings, live music and regional tasting platters.


Sun: 11:00am till 5:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Winemaker Melanie Chester
Established 1998
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 12 ha
Opening Hours Sun 11-5
Address Carnochans Road, Sutton Grange, Vic 3448
Telephone (03) 8672 1478