Merindoc Vintners

Victoria | Heathcote

James' Review

Stephen Shelmerdine has been a major figure in the wine industry for over 25 years, like his family (who founded Mitchelton Winery) before him, and has been honoured for his many services to the industry. Substantial quantities of the grapes produced are sold to others; a small amount of high quality wine is contract-made. The Merindoc and Willoughby Bridge wines are produced from the two eponymous estate vineyards in Heathcote. Exports to China.


For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been at the forefront of the modern Victorian wine industry, and among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers. The family have a long history of managing high quality vineyards in Victoria, from the Nagambie Lakes region to the Yarra Valley and Heathcote.

Each estate vineyard is managed to produce sustainable, low yields for the highest quality possible. The Merindoc philosophy is simple; we employ our understanding of the site, soil, and the seasons to craft wines that express the unique characteristics of our vineyards, this inturn ensures wines with a true regional identity.


Riesling, chardonnay, pinot gris, vermentino, albarino, nebbiolo, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon.

Cellar Door


With fruit grown from our two Heathcote vineyards, at Merindoc Cellar Door, we have one of the most diverse ranges of wines in the region available for tasting. To help showcase our wines we offer two types of wine tastings.

- Casual tasting
- Merindoc wine flight

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Friday 10am - 4pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm.

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Stockist Information


Heathcote Wine Hub, Dan Murphy's Online, Cellarspace.


Merindoc Vintners logo
Winemaker Rob Ellis, Steve Webber
Established 1994
Dozens 1800
Vineyards (area) 35 ha
Opening Hours Friday 10-4. Weekends 10-5.
Address Merindoc Vineyard, 2905 Lancefield-Tooborac Road, Tooborac, Vic 3522
Telephone (03) 5433 5188