Medhurst

Victoria | Yarra Valley

Our Review

The wheel has come full circle for Ross and Robyn Wilson. In the course of a very distinguished corporate career, Ross was CEO of Southcorp when it brought the Penfolds, Lindemans and Wynns businesses under its banner. Robyn spent her childhood in the Yarra Valley, her parents living less than a kilometre away from Medhurst. The vineyard is planted to low-yielding sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz vines. The winery focuses on small-batch production and also provides contract winemaking services. The visual impact of the winery has been minimised by recessing the building into the slope of land and locating the barrel room underground. The building was recognised for its architectural excellence at the Victorian Architecture Awards. The arrival of Simon Steele (his loss much mourned by Brokenwood) has enhanced the already considerable reputation of Medhurst.

About

Medhurst Wines is the realisation of the long held and shared vision of Ross and Robyn Wilson to own a property in the Yarra Valley and produce high quality wines. Ross was CEO of Southcorp and drove the company’s acquisition of Penfolds, Lindemans and Wynns in 1990. He has remained passionate about wine ever since.

Ross and Robyn Wilson spent years looking for the perfect site and for many reasons they jointly decided on the Yarra Valley. Robyn Wilson spent her childhood here, and the Australian and international status of this excellent cool climate wine region and its incredible beauty, helped make their decision.

The Medhurst Vineyard was also particularly chosen for its favourable micro-climate, north facing slopes, good drainage and magnificent aspect. It was planted in 2000 with chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

With the sole objective of making the best wine possible, careful vineyard management ensures yields are low, averaging two tonnes per acre and providing intensely flavoured fruit.

Specialities

Chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz.

Cellar Door

Information

Tastings available, Lunch Bookings Essential for 2 course Menu $55, 20 Only seats available, or casual Produce Platters available without a booking.

Hours

Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

Two Course Set Menu for $55. First Sitting 11.30-1.30pm, Second Sitting 2pm-4pm.

Cuisine

Seasonal Farm Fresh and Local produce.

Hours

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Nelson Wine Co (Victoria), Saint Wine (NSW/SA), Lock Stock and Barrel (QLD)

Stockist

Medhurst Cellar Door, Prince Wine Store, Blackhearts and Sparrows other small independent retailers

Details

Medhurst logo
Rating
Winemaker Simon Steele
Established 2000
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 12 ha
Opening Hours Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm
Address 24-26 Medhurst Road, Gruyere, Vic 3770
Telephone (03) 5964 9022
Website www.medhurstwines.com.au