St Leonards Vineyard

Rutherglen

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www.stleonardswine.com.au

Address
St Leonards Road, Wahgunyah, Vic 3687
Wahgunyah
Rutherglen VIC 3687
Telephone
1800 021 621
Facsimilie
(02) 6035 2200
Opening Hours
Thurs-Sun 10-5
Winemaker
Nick Brown, Chloe Earl
Established
1860
Dozen
5000
Vineyards
12 hectares

James' Review

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


About this winery

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

Specialties

Flagship Wine -
St Leonards 'Wahgunyah' Shiraz

Single Vineyard wines -
St Leonards Vineyard Chardonnay
St Leonards Vineyard 'Lumière'
St Leonards Vineyard Cabernet Franc
St Leonards Vineyard Durif

Fortified wines -
HIP SIP Muscat
HIP SIP Muscadelle
HIP SIP Tawny

Cellar Door

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00pm till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

The Cellar Door is a short walking distance from the beautiful Murray River. Discover a unique range of wines from our own vineyards including, the exceptional St Leonards ‘Wahgunyah’ Shiraz and highly rated St Leonards Vineyard Cabernet Franc.

Whilst you here' why not hire a vintage bike to travel to local nearby wineries or onto Murray River tracks and
tranquil bushland beyond St Leonards Vineyard.
Food - Restaurant

Sun: 12:00pm till 3:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm till 3:00pm

Cuisine: Casual

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.

Stocklist

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Distribution Information

Mezzanine Wines distribute St Leonards Vineyard across Australia.
mezzaninewine.com.au

International Sales Information

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Information Provided By: St Leonards Vineyard
  • Event name:
    Father's Day at St Leonards Vineyard - Steak on a Plate
    Date:
    04 Sep 2017 to 03 Sep 2017
    Time:
    00:00:AM to 15:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    The café will be open serving 'Steak on a Plate' - The late Peter Brown's favourite dish. Awesome steak and the best wine. Bring Dad and the rest of the family and enjoy a beautiful and relaxing day on the lawns. When: Sunday, 3 September; 12pm - 3pm Location: St Leonards Vineyard Cost: From $30 Cellar Door will open from 10am - 5pm. Phone 1800 021 621 with queries.
  • Event name:
    Music on The Murray
    Date:
    06 Aug 2017 to 04 Aug 2018
    Time:
    00:00:AM to 16:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon at St Leonards Vineyard on the first Saturday of every month. Bring the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food & great live music on the lush green grass for Music on the Murray from 12pm to 4pm. Cafe open from 12pm to 3pm. We take reservations for groups between 6 and 50 guests. Smaller groups are welcomed on a walk in basis. Children meals are also available. Call 1800 021 621 for bookings or visit www.stleonardswine.com.au/news-events to find out more.
  • Event name:
    Wedding Showcase
    Date:
    20 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017
    Time:
    11:00:AM to 15:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    We will be hosting a Wedding Showcase on Sunday, 20th August from 11am to 3pm at All Saints Estate. The impressive halls will be filled to the brim with local suppliers showcasing their wares including florists, photographers, stylists and more! St Leonards Vineyard and Mount Ophir Estate will also be set for a wedding so you can see what all our venues have to offer. There will be a bus to Mount Ophir Estate for those considering this as their preferred wedding venue. The bus will depart at 2.30pm from All Saints Estate. Limited spaces and bookings apply. When: Sunday, 20th August 2017; from 11am to 3pm Where: All Saints Estate Cost: Gold coin donation Register your interest for the All Saints Estate and St Leonards Vineyard Wedding Showcase here. If you're interested in the free tour to Mount Ophir Estate, book your tickets here. For further information, please contact events@allsaintswine.com.au
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4.5 Star

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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