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An old favourite, relaunched in late 1997 with a range of premium wines cleverly marketed through an attractive cellar door and bistro at the historic winery on the banks of the Murray. It is run by Eliza Brown (CEO), sister Angela (online communications manager) and brother Nick (vineyard and winery manager). They are perhaps better known as the trio who fulfil the same roles at All Saints Estate. Exports to the UK and the US.
Author: James Halliday
Established in 1860 St Leonards Vineyard is the home of the opulent 'Wahgunyah' Shiraz. A hideaway for wine and food lovers, on the bend of the Murray River.Overlooking a tranquil lagoon on a bend of the majestic Murray River, St Leonards Vineyard is a picturesque and relaxing destination. Much more than just a winery, St Leonards is a place to truly unwind.For over 25 years, St Leonards Vineyard has been known to buck the system. The vineyard has always been well known for producing excellent table wines in a fortified wine producing area. In a micro-climate of it's own, nestled on the Murray River, St Leonards has been producing a mix of classic and curious varieties varieties that have become firm favourites of there devoted followers: from the usual suspects, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon, to lesser known Cabernet Franc. All seem to like where they are, producing wines with vibrant fruit characters and great balance.Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown form the fourth-generation wine family who own and run St Leonards Vineyard (and All Saints Estate) in Wahgunyah, part of the famed Rutherglen wine region of North-east Victoria.All three share the same vision: innovation, youthful passion, sustainability, a healthy respect for traditional winemaking and a talented team of individuals to see it all come to life.'We're passionate about making outstanding wine, whilst pushing the boundaries. And, of course leaving our property in a better state for the next generation. In an ideal world, everything in the vineyard should be sustainable.'Eliza Brown, CEO St Leonards Vineyard
Flagship Wine -St Leonards 'Wahgunyah' ShirazSingle Vineyard wines -St Leonards Vineyard ChardonnaySt Leonards Vineyard 'Lumière'St Leonards Vineyard Cabernet FrancSt Leonards Vineyard DurifFortified wines -HIP SIP MuscatHIP SIP Muscadelle HIP SIP Tawny
Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pmThu: 10:00am till 5:00pmFri: 10:00pm till 5:00pmSat: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm till 3:00pmSat: 12:00pm till 3:00pm
St Leonards Café is located close to the Murray River and hectares of Australian bushland, enjoy all this whilst sipping fine wine and taking in the serene atmosphere of St Leonards Vineyard.St Leonards Café is open for lunch every weekend (12pm-3pm). The menu is fresh, seasonal and regional. We take reservations for groups between 6 and 50 guests. Smaller groups are welcomed on a walk in basis. Children meals are also available.So come in and enjoy a relaxed lunch at our authentic café, with inside and outside dining areas. Warm in winter, and gorgeous in summer with rolling lawns and plenty of room for the kids to roam. Sit outside under the umbrellas and graze on a fresh, seasonal and regional menu or share a cheese platter with friends.
Mezzanine Wines distribute St Leonards Vineyard across Australia.mezzaninewine.com.au
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Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a 5-star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above, others 87-89.
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