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In the context of mainland Australia, this is a totally atypical wine region; downright chilly in its windswept south-east and only marginally warmer in its north-west. The vital statistics that appear below show the critical importance of correct vineyard site location in the almost glacial climate of the region's south-east. This sprawling, hilly and windswept area extends from the Lancefield-Macedon district at its southern end to the Kyneton district to the north. It is what might be termed the sharp end of Australian cool climate viticulture. It is uniquely suited to the production of ultra premium sparkling wine, yet also manages to span all the table wine styles from Riesling through Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The majority of the soils are relatively skeletal mountain soils, most typically granitic sandy loams which further restrict yields. However, there are patches of deep loams in valleys and on the lower slopes and occasional plains. Relatively Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... 2008 Chardonnay Composition Macedon Ranges  |  3 in stock  |  $39.99 Bindi 2011 Chardonnay Quartz Macedon Ranges  |  4 in stock  |  $39.99 Lucci, Domaine 2011 South Australia Sauvignon Blanc  |  2 in stock  |  $19.99 Lucci, Domaine 2014 Adelaide Hills Syrah  |  3... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... ... ... abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton Hills [3rd best in Oz]BarrettShaw and Smith Murdoch HillMornington PeninsulaYabby LakeMain Ridge [2nd best i... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... ... ... abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton Hills [3rd best in Oz]BarrettShaw and Smith Murdoch HillMornington PeninsulaYabby LakeMain Ridge [2nd best i... Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... Yarra Valley, Mornington, Macedon Ranges, Beechworth, - these make excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay  with some example of cool climate Cabs and shirazesadd in Great Western for spicy shiraz, rutherglen for ports, muscats and TokaysNSW has Hunter Valley with i... Read More

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  • Rochford Winery hosts the biggest annual concert event in the Yarra Valley, A ... balloon ride. Rochford Macedon Ranges Blanc de Blanc 2010$36 at cellar door. A bit of an oddity, starting with a sparkling not made from Yarra fruit given the relative abundance of Chardonnay fruit in the region. A Chardonnay sparkling wine made from fruit residi... Read More

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  • Shadowfax Chardonnay 2008

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  • Domaine Epis Pinot Noir Macedon Ranges 2005

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  • Domaine Epis Pinot Noir Macedon Ranges 2005

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  • Curly Flat Pinot Noir Estate Macedon Ranges 2006

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  • Curly Flat Chardonnay Macedon Ranges Curly Flat Vineyard 1999

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