Medhurst Wines is located on the western edge of the Warramate Hills in the centre of the famous Yarra Valley wine region. The property was purchased in 1997 by Ross and Robyn Wilson, who wanted to take advantage of its particular geography and climate. Perfect sites were available for all desired grape varieties, including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.
Over the years the vineyard has grown and matured. In 2010 the architecturally designed, state-of the art winery was constructed. The winery was designed with the ability to process small batches of fruit, enabling the vineyard to be broken into micro-areas and the fruit to be processed separately, allowing greater control in the winemaking process. Medhurst Wines creates estate grown, hand-made wines that are a pure expression of site and season.
The recently refurbished cellar door and café is on a ridge overlooking the vineyard and mountains to the north. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the space provides a perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine and a shared platter prepared from home grown and locally sourced produce.
All the wines are made from estate-grown fruit and over the years the winery’s dedication to quality has been continually recognised. Most recently, James Halliday awarded the 2018 Medhurst Reserve Chardonnay 97 points and the 2018 Medhurst Reserve Pinot Noir 96 points. The 2018 Medhurst Estate Chardonnay, 2018 Medhurst Estate Pinot Noir and the 2019 Medhurst Rose were all awarded 95 points.
If you can’t visit the Cellar Door, you can order online and have Medhurst wines delivered to your door.
⇐ 2019 Medhurst Estate Rosè
The palate of this rosè is savoury and refined, with a supple creamy texture. Pale copper in colour, the deliciously elusive mix of fruits is supported by hints of fennel and jasmine. The finish is superb, with fresh fruits and a long delicate phenolic edge that is a trademark of this single-vineyard wine.
⇐ 2018 Medhurst Reserve Chardonnay
With only fifty cases produced, this chardonnay is an exclusive wine. Fruit is gown on a small parcel of the chardonnay block, where the grapes ripen in ideal conditions to produce a subtle yet powerful flavour. This poised and lively palate has a gentle nose that’s full of nuance. Luminous green hues shine through the brilliant pale straw colour. The purity, balance and structure will see this wine age gracefully for eight to ten years.
⇐ 2018 Medhurst Estate Chardonnay
This chardonnay is poised, lively and full of purpose with flinty notes. With a subtle nose of grapefruit, ginger spice and lime, the earthderived pithiness is wrapped in powerful white peach fruit and framed with zesty, frisky natural acids. Complex tight grain oak in the background ensures the structure and integrity of the wine is in place for at least seven years.
⇐ 2018 Medhurst Estate Pinot Noir
Brilliant and enticing cherry red, this pinot noir has a nose that speaks of a place under the Warramate Ranges. Flavours of dark cherry, licorice, exotic red fruits, violets and spice make this a flavourful wine. The southern aspect of the blend and the low cropped vines ensures a concentrated and precise wine with a complex palate, while the fruit from the northern aspect gives supple sweet tannins.
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