Hunter-Gatherer Vintners

Victoria | Macedon Ranges

James' Review

In late 2015 winemaker Brian Martin purchased a vineyard which had passed through a number of ownerships since its establishment in 1999. It was first known as Loxley Vineyard, and later Harmony Row. It has a long-established cellar door, and offers Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay (and a couple of sparkling wines) under the Hunter-Gatherer label. Alternative varieties are marketed under the Marvio label.

About

Handcrafted by Macedon Ranges based winemaker Brian Martin, the Hunter-Gatherer range of wines encompass ideals of faithful expression of site, the use of old-world wine-making practices and the application of new-world knowledge.

The Hunter-Gatherer range includes Prosecco, Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Sparkling Shiraz.

Grapes are sourced predominantly from vineyards in the Macedon and Heathcote wine regions. Brian & his wife Roslyn purchased their own Macedon Ranges vineyard in Pipers Creek in late 2015. The site has a 5-hectare planting of 15 -year-old Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Merlot. They will continue to hunt for grapes from other exceptional vineyard sites to explore regional and site differences.

The HG Pipers Creek vineyard cellar door is open weekends and a venue space adjoining the cellar door is available for weddings, events and functions.

Details

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Winemaker Brian Martin
Established 2015
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 5 ha
Opening Hours W'ends 12-5
Address 362 Pipers Creek-Pastoria Road, Pipers Creek, Vic 3444
Telephone 0407 821 049
Website www.hgwines.com.au