Victoria | Yarra Valley

James' 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.


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.


Chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz.

Cellar Door


Our Cellar Door is located on the hill overlooking the vineyard, winery and picturesque estate. The view itself is worth coming for, and of course you can taste a fantastic selection of Medhurst wines or simply sit back and enjoy a bottle with friends.

A tasting fee of $5 per person applies, which is refundable upon bottle purchase.

Wine tastings for groups of eight or more guests are by appointment only.

Bookings can be made on 03 5964 9022 or email
The Medhurst Cellar Door is located at 24 - 26 Medhurst Road, Gruyere.


Open Thursday to Monday, 11am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details



Sourcing the best produce to serve delicious snacks, platters and toasted piadinas, our menu is designed to both compliment and highlight our range of wines. Relax in the casual seating area, share an intimate platter in front of the fire in winter, or spend an afternoon unwinding with friends on our lawn - the choice is yours!


Kitchen is open Thursday to Monday, 12pm - 3pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Medhurst logo
Winemaker Simon Steele
Established 2000
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 12 ha
Opening Hours Thurs-Mon & public hols 11-5
Address 24-26 Medhurst Road, Gruyere, Vic 3770
Telephone (03) 5964 9022