Founded by the author, James Halliday, Coldstream Hills is now a small part of TWE with 100ha of owned estate vineyards as its base, three in the Lower Yarra Valley and two in the Upper Yarra Valley. Chardonnay and pinot noir continue to be the principal focus; merlot and cabernet sauvignon came on-stream in 1997, sauvignon blanc around the same time, Reserve Shiraz later still. Vintage conditions permitting, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are made in Reserve, Single Vineyard and varietal forms. In addition, Amphitheatre Pinot Noir was made in tiny quantities in 2006 and '13. In '10 a multimillion-dollar winery was erected around the original winery buildings and facilities; it has a capacity of 1500t. There is a plaque in the fermentation area commemorating the official opening on 12 October '10 and naming the facility the ‘James Halliday Cellar'. Exports to Singapore, Japan and China.
Established by James and Suzanne Halliday in 1985, Coldstream Hills is synonymous with elegance, finesse, great length of flavour and the Yarra Valley.
With a focus on chardonnay and pinot noir, Coldstream Hills’ suite of winemaking and viticultural techniques aims to express the individuality of the vineyards and showcase the pedigree of the Yarra Valley.
James Halliday - one of Australia’s most respected wine writers, a judge and a Member of the Order of Australia – has since retired from winemaking, nonetheless the Coldstream Hills’ winemaking style remains much the same and James is still active within the business.
Since 2001 Andrew Fleming has led the winemaking team. Testament to the team’s talent, Coldstream Hills wines continue to receive ongoing recognition at some of the country’s most esteemed wine shows, cementing its position as not only one of the region’s great wineries, but also one of the great wine producers of Australia.
31 Maddens Lane, Coldstream
(03) 5960 7000
Indulge and enjoy the breathtaking views during one of the best times of year from the lovely surrounds of the Coldstream Hills winery. Open 7 Days, The Coldstream Hills Cellar Door is a must visit for wine enthusiasts eager to taste our extensive selection of award winning Yarra Valley wines.
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
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