The St Huberts of today has a rich 19th-century history, not least in its success at the 1881 Melbourne International Exhibition, which featured every type of agricultural and industrial product. The wine section alone attracted 711 entries. The Emperor of Germany offered a Grand Prize, a silver gilt epergne, for the most meritorious exhibit in the show. A St Huberts wine won the wine section, then competed against objects as diverse as felt hats and steam engines to win the Emperor's Prize, featured on its label for decades thereafter. Like other Yarra Valley wineries, it dropped from sight at the start of the 20th century, was reborn in 1966 and, after several changes of ownership, became part of what today is TWE. The wines are made at Coldstream Hills but have their own, very different, focus. St Huberts is dominated by cabernet and the single vineyard roussanne. Its grapes come from warmer sites, particularly the valley floor (part owned and part under contract).
St Huberts has played a long and distinguished role in the history of Victoria’s premier Yarra Valley wine region. Originally established in 1862 by winemaking pioneer Hubert de Castella, the St Huberts estate vineyard has long been considered one of the finest spots in the valley for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Hubert De Castella named St Huberts not after himself, but after Saint Hubert – the patron saint of the hunt, whose divine intervention with a Stag is now depicted in the St Huberts logo. By the late 1800s St Huberts was one of the colony’s grandest wineries, nonetheless during the Great Depression vineyards in the Yarra Valley reverted to grazing. In 1966 St Huberts was re-established by Tom Cester and the estate vineyard was the first to be replanted in the Yarra Valley when it was rejuvenated as a wine region.
The St Huberts’ tradition of producing world acclaimed wines continues to this day under the leadership of winemaker Greg Jarratt, whose outstanding, cellar-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, and exemplary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are known for their complexity and soft, ripe flavours. Worth exploring too, is the limited release estate grown Roussanne.
Cnr Maroondah Hwy and St Huberts Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770
A must stop on your visit to the Yarra Valley during these holidays; enjoy a tasting at our Cellar Door before deciding on a glass or bottle to enjoy under the stunning elm with a cheese platter or picnic with friends on the expansive lawns.
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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7 days 10-5
Cnr Maroondah Highway/St Huberts Road, Coldstream, Vic 3770
(03) 5960 7096