Payne's Rise

Victoria | Yarra Valley

Our Review

Tim and Narelle Cullen have progressively established 5ha of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, pinot noir, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc since 1998. They carry out all the vineyard work. Tim is also a viticulturist for a local agribusiness. Narelle is responsible for sales and marketing. The contract-made wines have won both gold medals and trophies at the Yarra Valley Wine Show since ’10, echoed by success at the Victorian Wine Show. Exports to China.


Paynes Rise Wines in the Upper Yarra Valley is a boutique winery specialising in small batch wines produced from carefully selected fruit from their vineyard in Seville, Victoria. It is the realisation of many years of hard work, dedication and passion of Tim and Narelle Cullen. Paynes Rise endeavour to produce varietal fruit driven wines with complexity, that are expressive of the vineyards unique qualities and upper Yarra cool climate. The very inviting cellar door is incorporated into the 1860′s homestead and property of Seville’s first settler, Thomas Payne. Our visitors have the opportunity to wander through the original house and outbuildings.


Winemaker Franco D'Anna (Contract)
Established 1998
Dozens 2000
Vineyards (area) 5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Thurs-Sun 11-5
Address 10 Paynes Road, Seville, Vic 3139
Telephone (03) 5964 2504