Macedon Ranges Wine

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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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Hope Estate Shiraz Blend Macedon Ranges Shiraz Malbec 2008


    Great wine.90 pts. Read More

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  • My latest wine adventure and tasting notesHarvey Wine Night Mark IV Friday 19 ... New Zealand09 Bindi Block 5 Macedon Ranges, Victoria Australia02 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Premier Cru2 x Screw Cap and 1 x cork, no issues and I suspect St Peters College will go Co-ed before we see Premier Cru Burgundy in anythin... Read More

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  • This is a dinner I am arranging with 20-22 Friends on the 7th May in Adelaide ... Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir - Macedon Ranges Vic2006 Dry River Pinot Noir - Martinborough NZ Fourth - The Shirazs Braised Beef Cheek, swede fondant & sautéed chantrelles1998 E. Guigal La Mouline - Cote-Rotie1998 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange - Multi SA1998 Penfolds St Henr... Read More

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