Aromas of macadamia and white blossom pave the way for this beautifully fine and classic Chardonnay. There is a mineral core that is the foundation from beginning to end. It has a seductive round and creamy mid palate layered with grapefruit pith, makrut lime and nectarine, yet it leaves plenty of room for all the textural elements and has a long and mineral
This first Trahere has a wonderful colour and an alluring floral perfume with rich red fruits – strawberry and cherry, together with gamey, earthy and spice undertones. On the palate,
there is great concentration, fine detail, and texture. It’s complex and intense and has silky fine tannins and a graphite like edge that adds to the detail and precision. There is a seamless and lingering aspect to this wine that adds great allure and sets it apart.
Lime and barley combined with hints of fennel that lift and drive the nose on this savoury Sauvignon Blanc. The palate unwinds and lends itself to honeydew and bay leaf together with pithy phenolics and a crunch of acid on the finish.
Notes of rockmelon, tart crust and fennel provide an entrée to this aromatic wine. The palate has a lovely soft texture with pops of white peach and cardamom while a bright acidity provides length and drive. An enticing mix of fresh fruit and spice make for a great expression of barrel and concrete fermented Pinot Gris.
A diversity of flavours from guava and lemon myrtle on the nose to textural notes of oats and crumble, lavender, a twist of orange and grapefruit pith to follow. A savoury mouthfeel with a softness and vibrancy to salivate the palate.
A lifted bouquet of elderflower, cherry, and floral nuances capture the beauty of the Pinot Noir grape with equally adopted flavours continuing throughout the palate. While the mouthfeel exerts a creaminess, the overall savoury nature of this wine leads our winemakers to believe this is our best Rosé to date.
Dark fruits, black cherry, spice, and hints of green tea lift from this perfumed Pinot Noir. A rustic flair of red cherry pip, sour cherry, char, and coriander seeds provide a sensory journey offering lovely complexity and length.
Made with fruit from our friends Ruth and George Mihaly’s Paradigm Hill vineyard, this wine has a beautiful bouquet that showcases what Mornington Peninsula Riesling can deliver. Lifted lemon peel, white jasmine and honey suckle, with touches of fennel frond on the nose. Concentrated white stone fruit on the front palate with a zippy acid and lime pith drive. The chalky texture and residual sugar balance provide an inviting finish.
Selected from our Main Ridge vineyards –‘up the hill', this wine speaks of the subregion with lifted
spice – hints of cinnamon, cardamon and crushed Autumn leaves intertwined with a potpourri of
strawberry, red fruit, rose petal & violets.
Made with fruit from our friends Ruth and George Mihaly’s Paradigm Hill vineyard, this wine is beautiful example of a cool climate Shiraz with plum skin, cranberry sauce and savoury cigar box notes on the nose. The Viognier provides a floral lift of violets and rosehip. On the palate, welcome characters of luscious cassis invite you in, with white pepper and spice to finish. The tannins are chewy and give structure and drive to this elegant wine.
Sourced from the Merindoc vineyard in the cooler southern foothills of the Heathcote region, this wine showcases classic Shiraz characters for which this region is known and has been combined with Viognier to create a generous and lasting wine. Upfront smoked meats and charcuterie on the nose with pops of red licorice and juniper. The palate is rich with ripe forest berries and a biltong backbone. The tannins are not shy and provide texture and grip on the finish. This wine is best enjoyed by the fire, today or in 10 years’ time.
Hints of fresh herb, clove, tarragon, and spice on the nose. The palate is driven by white nectarine, macadamia, and a zesty sherbet edge. A soft round and layered palate with a lovely textural finish keeps the wine lingering.
Aromas of orange rind and spice intertwined with zesty lemon curd provide a wonderful entre to this wine. The palate is focused and silky with wet river stone flint adding to the saline mineral drive on the finish.
This is the first time that the Mills vineyard Chardonnay has been elevated to a single vineyard release. The wine has an elegant lift of citrus/lemon, with hints of melon, kiwi fruit and spice. A sultry palate that is round, mouth filling and elegant. Characters of melon and lime zest criss cross the palate, together with pithy citrus notes and an alluring fine phenolic, mineral edge on the finish.
Aromas of flint and orange blossom lead to a silky, fine palate with elements of marmalade and grapefruit. There is a lovely purity and balance to this wine which reflects it class and years of toil in the vineyard. A linear line of acid underlying the fruit adds precision and a lovely persisitence to the wine.
A darker, more powerful and brooding style of Pinot Noir. This wine has a lovely core of dark fruits; fragrant red cherry, mulberry aromas with a hint of liquorice and vanilla. It is complex and has a rich mid palate with earthy/undergrowth characters brooding below. It has a firm structure, fine grippy tannins with lovely crisp acidity.
The lifted flint and bright citrus on the nose compliment the nutty and brioche characters that are displayed on the palate. A generous mouthfeel from an extended time in bottle on lees is well aligned with the crisp natural acidity driving the wine.
This wine started with a question in the winery; what would the best blend of the wines we selected for the McCutcheon, Judd and Wallis single vineyard releases look like? A blend that was greater than the parts, a best of the best, if you will, of our Main Ridge Chardonnay.
An exotic nose of curry leaf and spice with hints of honeydew and flint form the backbone of this multiple site Chardonnay. While the acid is tight, it creates a strong drive through the palate that is met by bursts of citrus peel with a fine finish.
Perfume and spice dance around liquorice, cumquat and lavender notes that are expressed willingly in the glass. The fine mineral tannins groove the palate and complete a well structured and enjoyable wine, typical of Up the Hill.
Like a "frangipani opening up to kiss the salty air." This Judd Chardonnay is fresh and lifted with hints of green paw paw, wet stone, lemon and a mineral drive from start to finish! A wine that will continue to impress and age well.