Wineries

Here are Australia's best kept secret wineries that the big retailers don't want you to know about. Every single wine listed here is something special, made with love and attention to detail and offers so much value it'll make you think twice about buying from anywhere else again. Explore our own independent wineries who are quietly making the greatest wines our country has to offer.

Australia

Paulmara Estate

Paulmara Estates was established by Paul and Mara Georgiadis in 1999, with the first vines planted by Paul in 1995. All of our fruit is grown in this Georgiadis Estates vineyard.Our first wine, 'Syna' was inspired by our Greek and Californian heritage and shared passion for fine wine. 'Syna' is Greek for 'together' and captures our union of two like minds and hearts.Family is at the centre of everything we do, and the stories behind each of our wines are inspired by our life and those we love.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Cannibal Creek

Gippsland, Australia

Australia

Wilimee

Wilimee is a small family-run vineyard in the Macedon Ranges.Our philosophy is simple: we make great wine.At an altitude of 600m, the cool climate is perfect for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.We hand pick the grapes that we grow on rare Cambrian soil, some of the oldest in Australia. The vineyard is next to a sacred quarry, once mined for its greenstone, which was used to make stone axes by the Wurundjeri people. Wilimee Mooring means 'Place of Stone Axe'.Our vines were planted in 1982, making them some of the oldest in the Macedon Ranges

Macedon Ranges, Australia

Australia

Mount Monument

KATSALIDIS family, small production winery, high altitude, cool climate vineyard, Macedon Ranges. Ben Ranken, award winning winemaker.Only an hour's drive from Melbourne, Mount Monument offers an unspoiled environment to produce long-lived complex wines from the varieties Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Macedon Ranges, Australia

Australia

Altera Terra

The project is the next chapter in the winemaking story of Doug Neal, formerly of the brilliant - and now no longer - Paradise IV.While the demise of the vineyard (which Neal did not own) is one of the more shocking and sad episodes in recent times, the legacy of the Paradise IV bottlings up to the final release 18 months ago left an indelible mark on the many fans amongst our customers. The wines also announced Neal as a formidable talent, albeit one who has flown under-the-radar for much of his winemaking career. Before Paradise IV finished, Neal had been working on the next stanza. His years learning under Giaconda's Rick Kinzbrunner as well as a growing list of consulting successes had honed his vision and understanding of the processes needed to give "voice" to ideas that had been percolating and taking form for decades.One of these was his aim to produce Shiraz that held elegance and nuance as well as density of flavour like those he had tasted in the northern Rhone valley (a feature of the Paraduse IV Dardel in fact) so when a mature vineyard, planted on granite, with multiple clones and at altitude in Murrumbateman became available for long term contract, the stars started to align on his new project, Altera Terra...Another Land.

Multiregional Victoria, Australia

Australia

Bended Knee

Bended Knee vineyard is perched on the edge of an old volcanic lava flow. The red and brown clay loams sit over an underlying layer of basalt; these fertile soils are a living home to a multitude of microorganisms. It is this Soil Food Web that provides the nutrients and minerals vital for strong healthy plants.SUSTAINABLE. HANDCRAFTED. PURE ENJOYMENT.We don’t have Cellar Door facilities, but you can find our wines at selected fine wine stores and on discerning wine lists.

Ballarat, Australia

Australia

South Australian Treasures

South Australia is the home to some of the most famous wine regions, best-known wineries and oldest vines in Australia. It’s also the birth place to the iconic big and juicy reds that have put this region on the radar for wine lovers across the globe. There are 18 wine regions in SA and the wines are best described as fruit forward, juicy, bold and generous with ripeness, decadence and richness. Common varieties you will find in SA include Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

Multiregional South Australia, Australia

Australia

Traviarti

At around 600m altitude on red decomposed shale and mudstone soils just above the Beechworth township our Red Hill vineyard is 100% Nebbiolo, planted to multiple clones on a combination of different rootstocks and own root material.With just over 1,000 vines our vineyard is considered tiny although if you multiply 1,000 by every time you stop to look, prune or tend it quickly begins to appear quite large! Red Hill rises to the east behind Beechworth coincidentally also home to another Nebbiolo vineyard planted just weeks after ours. Two people thinking this is the spot for Nebbiolo feels like a good omen to us. We are aiming to create a vineyard intrinsically in balance ie the goldilocks vineyard with just the right amount of fruit to just the right amount of leaves and just the right amount of root system. So far so good. The fruit has shown intensity with a combination of good colour and acidity.In 2018 we planted a new vineyard on the Beechworth Wangaratta Rd, a venture with a friend which will become our Rosso block of 80% Nebbiolo and 20% Barbera. This will also be our ongoing source of Chardonnay and the potential of this site is very exciting.

Beechworth, Australia

Australia

Hemera Estate

When the sun rises on the Southern Barossa, the Hemera Estate vineyard is one of the first places to feel its warmth. It is for this reason the name Hemera, the goddess of day light, was chosen for our name.Hemera Estate is a Barossa Valley winery based in Lyndoch, South Australia. Our 45-hectare vineyard has been planted for more than 100 years with the original 1912 Grenache block still in operation today. We have added to this over the years and now grow a range of varieties including Tempranillo, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Mataro.Our unique location means we benefit from increased natural light combined with the slightly cooler, wetter conditions of the Southern Barossa. This means our fruit is picked earlier than others in the Valley giving our wines a natural freshness and elegance. Our undulating vineyards also provide a wealth of soil profiles from deep clay loam to broken ironstone over limestone providing an array of wine styles to blend.Our winemaking philosophy is to deliver wines that are true expressions of this land that they come from, offering complexity, finesse and refreshment. In order to achieve this we employ traditional winemaking techniques such as open top fermenters, gentle pressing, judicious fine oak and meticulous attention to detail. Our aim is to let our vineyards speak through the glass rather than ourselves.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Mount Pleasant

Established by winemaker Maurice O’Shea in 1921, Mount Pleasant’s history is rich in legends, legacies and special wines.Led by Chief Winemaker, Adrian Sparks, the Mount Pleasant team demonstrate a philosophy focused on sharing the best of the Hunter Valley told through every vineyard and every glass. Wine after wine, year after year (over 20 in fact!), Adrian has established himself as a true artist of winemaking, who excels in shaping his wines into something truly special.Mount Pleasant’s award winning history dates back to its early beginnings, a tradition of success which continues today.

Hunter Valley, Australia

Australia

Pirathon

Pirathon produces a range of full bodied Shiraz (Syrah) encompassing the great flavour, texture and structure of the north-western Barossa. Pirathon is highly awarded wine brand with many medals and trophies won at wine competitions around the world.Our wines are produced at our state of the art winery located in the picturesque Barossa Valley which is capable of processing 480 tonnes of grapes per year. With our own facilities we can control everything from the vineyard all the way through the winemaking process to produce the best possible wine. We use screw cap closures to improve the consistency of our bottled wine.

Barossa Valley, Australia

France

Burgundy

Burgundy, France