1999 marked the year that Peter Fyffe and his family laid the foundations that would become Glenwillow Wines. Beginning its life as a bare plot of land, the dedicated team nurtured the grapevines into the magnificent vineyard visible today. A venture of this magnitude was an impressive undertaking that has proven to be an immensely rewarding experience, enabling Glenwillow Wines to establish itself as a key player within the wine industry.
Located between Castlemaine and Daylesford, the vineyard benefits from the cooler climate of the region, contributing to the exceptional terroir which aids the beautifully balanced wines produced. The elevated north-facing position maximises sunlight for vine growth while the regular cool, soft breezes help to gently ripen the grapes to the perfect level of acidity, while also preventing diseases.
Specialising in shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, and the less common Italian-originating wine varieties, nebbiolo and barbera. Glenwillow Wines’ unique climate is particularly effective at ripening the nebbiolo and barbera varieties, for which Glenwillow Wines was the recipient of Most Popular Wine for each category at the recent Bendigo Heritage Uncorked wine festival.
The Fyffe family take great pride in its sustainable, minimal intervention viticulture to produce premium, award-winning wines that truly embody the winery’s gorgeous natural surrounds. Glenwillow Wines’ environmentally conscious approach to winemaking ensures that every wine produced reflects the beautiful land from which it was borne.
Glenwillow Wines consistently score well in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion and its collection of awards and accolades continues to grow with each passing year. Receiving international acclaim for its wines, Glenwillow Wines’ 2012 Reserve Shiraz was a finalist in the 2015 World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge and its 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon was a double gold medal winner in the Melbourne International Wine Show.
Located in the heart of the historic Bendigo Pottery Complex, the Glenwillow cellar door and print gallery offers a unique cellar door experience and is honoured to be a part of this eclectic and historic precinct. Showcasing aboriginal artwork and art from owner Cherryl Fyffe, as well as beautiful handmade jewellery from the Fyffe’s opal mine in New South Wales, the Glenwillow cellar door experience is alive with natural beauty, artistic talent, history, and delicious local wine.
⇐ Sparkling Shiraz
Aged on lees for thirty months to
produce a deep colour with a super
fine bead. A delightfully refreshing
year-round wine with great flavour,
structure, and poise. On the palate,
hints of fresh berries and dark cherry
are replaced by rich chocolate
⇐ Reserve Shiraz
A special occasion wine; a rich, full-bodied shiraz produced with great care and attention to detail. Carefully selected grapes were gently crushed, still retaining some whole bunches, prior to ageing in the very best French oak barrels. Scoring an impressive 95 Halliday points for its long finish and lingering aftertaste.
⇐ Nebbiolo d’Yandoit
A medium-bodied Italian-style wine with subtle floral notes, savoury flavours, and a hint of red cherry. The wine’s fine-grained tannins are soft and well-integrated, alleviating its great acid structure to produce a long, fresh palate with great texture. Best enjoyed with home-made pizza, pasta, and wild game.
⇐ Cabernet Sauvignon
A 9:1 ratio of destemmed and crushed grapes and whole bunches, matured in a mixture of new and old French oak barrels help to create this smooth and full-flavoured wine. Displaying succulent blackberries, luscious dark fruit characters and a hint of chocolate is contrasted by the well-integrated oak. Perfectly savoured with roast lamb and kipfler potatoes.
146 Midlands Highway
Open 10:03am–5:00pm Thursday to Monday
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Opals and handmade opal jewellery from the owners’ opal mine in White Cliffs, NSW