Hanging Rock Winery

Victoria | Macedon Ranges

Our Review

The Macedon area has proved marginal in spots and the Hanging Rock vineyards, with their lovely vista towards the Rock, are no exception. John Ellis thus elected to source additional grapes from various parts of Victoria to produce an interesting and diverse range of varietals at different price points. In 2011 John's children Ruth and Robert returned to the fold: Robert has an oenology degree from the University of Adelaide, after that working as a Flying Winemaker in Champagne, Burgundy, Oregon and Stellenbosch. Ruth has a degree in wine marketing from the University of Adelaide. Exports to the UK, the US and other major markets.


The Hanging Rock Winery was established in 1983 and is located in Australia’s coolest grape growing region; The Macedon Ranges, just an easy one hour drive from Melbourne.

In 1982 with a wealth of knowledge behind them, John & Ann Ellis decided to purchase a block of land to fulfil their ambition to building their own winery. The bare block they chose, known as ‘Jim Jim’ was ideal - ultra cool climate, south facing with decomposing basalt soil - a perfect site for realising their dream of producing Australia’s finest sparkling wine. Whilst they decided to build in the Macedon Ranges they have always had a love and affiliation with Heathcote as a Shiraz growing region. In 1992 they and Athol Guy (of ‘Seekers’ fame) planted the ‘Athol’s Paddock’ Vineyard to produce the highly acclaimed ‘Heathcote Shiraz’.

Today The Hanging Rock Winery is the largest winery in the Macedon Ranges. It boasts an extensive range of wines which showcases some of the best regions in Victoria. The goal has always been to select premium grapes from areas of Victoria best suited to the particular variety. Passion and expertise has resulted in an exciting and extensive range of wines which we hope will give you as much joy as it does to us.


Our specialties lie in our estate grown sparkling wines 'Macedon', Jim Jim table wines and Heathcote shiraz. All of which we have been making for nearly 30 years and are very proud of.

Cellar Door


Cellar Door tasting is free for individuals. We have over 20 wines on offer for tasting. We also have our estate grown Hanging Rock Beef for sale through the cellar door throughout the year


Open 7 days 10am - 5pm

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In February 2014 we launched our latest venture, Hanging Rock Beef. The cattle are grown and fed on our estate property. We believe that you should be able to get top quality, 2 year old amazing meat to take home, not just have in a restaurant and we believe that we have delivered that.
Hanging Rock Beef is available at various times throughout the year. Visit our website for more information.


Hanging Rock Beef


Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

For all trade enquiries please contact Ruth Ellis at the winery on hrw@hangingrock.com.au or call us on (03) 5427 0542


Hanging Rock Winery logo
Winemaker Robert Ellis
Established 1983
Dozens 20 000
Vineyards (area) 14.5 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10–5
Address 88 Jim Road, Newham, Vic 3442
Telephone (03) 5427 0542
Website www.hangingrock.com.au