Stretching from beaches and bays to hilly hinterland, the Geelong wine region is large and diverse. With both valley vineyards and seaside wineries, as well as some one the countries finest winemakers, the expressions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Shiraz from this special area have become some of the most collected and celebrated in all of Australia
Paradise IV is an iconic winery of the past. Created by legendary winemaker Doug Neal, the Paradise IV vineyard was planted in Moorabool, Geelong, in 1848 by Swiss vigneron Jean- Henri Dardel and has produced some of Australia's greatest expressions of Shiraz! Sadly, the vines were destroyed in 2018 and the vineyard no longer exists making these incredibly rare and limited wines treasures amongst collectors.
The planning of Brown Magpie Wines started in 1998.Through Shane’s love of fine wine and Loretta’s love of viticulture, this venture was born.The property we selected is ideal for the purpose. It consists of 20 hectares on a gentle, north facing slope: the cypress trees, planted on the western and southern borders, provide a warm, sheltered site.Situated in Modewarre, which is just a stone’s throw from Moriac just a few kilometres from Geelong, it is in the hinterland of the Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Road.Our name comes from the rare brown and white magpies that live on the site.