Wren Estate

Victoria | Heathcote

Our Review

Michael Wren, winemaker and owner of Wren Estate, has been making wine for over 15 years across multiple continents. For 10 years he was a Flying Winemaker for one of Portugal’s top wineries, Esporao, and was particularly struck by the use of lagares for top-quality wines. Lagares are low, wide, open red-wine fermenters that allow foot treading (or stomping) with the level of must little more than knee deep. The consequence is the very soft, yet high, extraction of colour, flavour and soft tannins. The red wine fermenters in the Wren winery are replicas of the traditional lagares. The vineyard (of 14.5ha) sits in a 52ha property and was planted in 2002, the shiraz with 16 different clone and rootstock combinations, giving Michael priceless information on the vagaries of the site. Each block is picked, fermented and aged separately, the best in a limited release single-block series. All the premium wines are individually barrel selected. Exports to the US and China.

About

Wren Estate is all about small batch wines of character. We have 16 different small blocks of Shiraz with different clone and rootstock combinations. We hand pick, ferment and age each block separately to allow the unique character of each batch to shine. We use small traditional open fermenters and foot treading to extract the best from the grapes. Using the best of Old and New World techniques

Specialities

Shiraz, Merlot, Marsanne, Malbec

Cellar Door

Information

Our newly built Cellar Door is the heart of Wren Estate. Situated in the picturesque vineyards in the undulating Mt Camel ridges, Wren Estate lies in the historically rich wine-growing region of Heathcote. Our Cellar Door experience is focused on offering visitors an intimate, informative tasting of the wines throughout our portfolio, from the entry series through to our Flagship Series wines. With the ‘Showroom Only’ wines and the latest offerings, there is always something new to sample.

Hours

Saturday/Sunday - 9am to 7pm

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Food

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Stockist Information

International Sales Information

Target at US market and China market

Stockist

Prince Wine Store, City Wine Shop, Decanters by the bay,Heathcote Wine Hub, Rathdowne Cellars, Blackhearts and Sparrows

Details

Rating
Winemaker Michael Wren
Established 2017
Dozens 10 000
Vineyards (area) 14.5 ha
Opening Hours W'ends & public hols 10-5
Address 389 Heathcote-Rochester Road, Mt Camel, Vic 3523
Telephone (03) 9972 9638
Website www.wrenestate.com.au