Gisborne Peak Winery
Gisborne Peak Winery
In 1978, Bob Nixon had a vision to plant grapes in the cool-climate Macedon Ranges, and to make wines of exceptional character. Today, the Nixon’s are proud to oversee Gisborne Peak Winery, which has become one of the most celebrated wineries in the region.
Since its cellar door first opened in 2001, Gisborne Peak Winery has strived to make wine fun, interesting and accessible to all. Located 535 metres above sea level, the winery’s vineyard thrives in its geographical position and climate, producing wines that can be enjoyed young or after cellaring. With 5.5 hectares under vine, the lush, picturesque landscape produces 1800 cases each year. Pinot noir and chardonnay grapes grow exceptionally well, but the new plantation of lagrein is also showing itself to be a strong winner.
Gisborne Peak Winery relishes the opportunity to teach visitors about the hard work that goes into growing exceptional grapes that make fine wine. The winery’s Adopt-a-Vine program allows wine lovers to get involved with the vine-to-wine process with seasonal vineyard activities via Hands-On Days.
A gift area in the cellar door stocks jewellery and wine-themed merchandise, giving guests the opportunity to take home a piece of Gisborne Peak Winery. If visitors are feeling peckish, they can enjoy a wood-fired pizza or tasting platter. The alfresco deck boasts scenic views of the vines and dam, marking the perfect spot for summer and autumn lunches. The Fireside Room offers a cosy alternative in winter where guests can retreat indoors and savour a glass of the winery’s signature pinot noir.
The annual Long Table at Dusk offers a five-course dining experience set in the vineyards, where wine lovers get together to dine at dusk and sample the winery’s trademark varieties. For visitors seeking an extended experience, Gisborne Peak Winery offers four self-contained cottages on-site for the ultimate peaceful retreat.
Gisborne Peak Winery has crafted a reputation for its immaculate and distinctive wines, winning Gold and Best White Variety or Blend other than Chardonnay for its 2016 Riesling at the 2019 Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition.
⇐ Riesling 2017
A bouquet of honeysuckle followed by citrus flavours on the palate. Excellent acidity means that this wine is a keeper. Gisborne Peak Winery’s riesling is renowned for its premium quality and aging capabilities.
⇐ Pinot Noir 2017
This pinot noir is an outstanding example of cool-climate grape growing. Gisborne Peak Winery specialises in pinot noir and this vintage is a result of grapes picked from the vineyard’s top block planting and foundation block planting. It has superb balance and depth, displaying pepper and plums on the palate.
⇐ Chardonnay 2018
The grapes of this wine were picked at the end of March – an early pick for Gisborne Peak Winery. After fermentation, the wine was exposed to oak for a short time to give it a beautiful balanced and roundness. The nose of this chardonnay displays apricots and hints of passionfruit and peaches.
⇐ Pinot Rosé
Made from 100 percent pinot noir grapes, this pinot rosé is a true delight. It showcases lightness, balance and elegance. The rose gold colour is derived from contact with skins for twelve hours only. This palate shines with hints of strawberry
69 Short Road,
Open from 11:00am daily
Snacks, sharing platters and wood-fired pizzas
Open 11:00am–4:00pm daily
Weddings & Functions
Four self-contained cottages