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Munari Wines
Munari Wines

 

 

 

“Munari Wines acknowledges its long and rich history, paying homage to its roots with wines such as its ‘Lady’s Pass’ Shiraz.”

Munari Wines
Munari Wines

Munari Wines

Munari Wines

A boutique winery, Munari Wines sits at the epicentre of the Heathcote wine region, nestled at the base of Mount Ida among gum trees and the quaint, ‘Ladys Creek’. Established in 1992, the winery is lovingly and expertly run at the hands of Adrian and Deborah Munari, whose passion for winemaking has secured Munari Wines’ exceptional reputation.

Where there once stood a small vineyard, shearing shed, and stables, now proudly stands a beautifully restored and repurposed cellar door and winery at Munari Wines. The rustic cellar door has been developed into an intimate and educational seated tasting experience. Guests feel the cosy and welcoming atmosphere, indulging in wine tasting, charcuterie boards and even pizzas while soaking in the timeless natural views.

Munari Wines is a 5-star rated Halliday Wine Companion winery with a long list of other awards and accolades. The industry recognition Munari Wines has received comes as no surprise, with viticulturalist and winemaker – Adrian Munari – having carefully crafted the wines for more than thirty years. His experience, along with his true love for winemaking, is reflected in the high quality of his wines.

Among the exceptional selection of wines on offer there are crisp Italian themed whites, concentrated reds and decadent dessert wines which also includes the world famous, Heathcote shiraz.

Munari Wines acknowledges its long and rich history, paying homage to its roots with wines such as the flagship, ‘Ladys Pass’ Shiraz. This variety is named after the nearby pass in the road where legends say bushrangers would rob the carriages but allow the ladies to pass through unharmed. Guests can learn the other fascinating stories behind each of the wine labels and soak in the charming atmosphere and history of the property.

There is a wine suited to all palates, but Munari Wines understands some may opt out. For non-wine drinkers, there is tea and coffee on offer, as well as Nutella pizzas for those with a sweet tooth. If that isn’t enough to tempt you to visit one of Heathcote’s oldest and most successful cellar doors, the property is dog and family-friendly. Panther, the friendly black Labrador, will be there to greet you when you step through the doors of this delightful, hidden gem that is Munari Wines.

Tasting Notes

Munari Wines
⇐ 202 ‘The Veneto’ Garganega

In true Munari style, this is a vibrant and fruit-driven wine with hints of pear drop and white peach on the nose that follow through on the palate. It has a lovely palate weight with a sweet citrus flavour and a savoury edge which weaves its way through the wine.

2021 ‘Next Chapter’  Sangiovese
⇐ 2021 ‘Next Chapter’ Sangiovese

This wine is bright and aromatic and particularly fruit-driven. It has aromas of apple and blackcurrant and juicy strawberries. It is a light-to medium-bodied wine with an integrated, elegant tannin structure.

2018 ‘Ladys Pass’ Shiraz
⇐ 2018 ‘Ladys Pass’ Shiraz ​

A beautifully aromatic wine with layers of blackberry, red currant, blackcurrant, raspberry liquorice and warm wood. The fruit is supported with a subtle and well-integrated use of oak, which rounds out the mouthfeel and increases the aromatics of the wine. This is a medium-to-full-bodied shiraz with delicate red and dark fruit on the palate and a trademark light spice with sweet fruit palate and a nuance of port jelly.

2017 ‘The Gun Picker’  Shiraz Cabernet
⇐ 2017 ‘The Gun Picker’ Shiraz Cabernet

This wine has deep confected aromas of boysenberry, blackcurrant and chocolate sauce. The shiraz is doing its job to fill out the palate, creating a full-bodied wine with a fresh palate. It is well structured with a fresh acidity on the palate, balancing the robust tannins and fruit sweetness. The Cabernet is again highlighted with an earthy flavour and chalky tannins to finish.

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VISITOR’S GUIDE

 

Getting There
1129 Northern Highway,
Ladys Pass

Contact Details
Tel: 0429 804 360
Email: munariwines@bigpond.com
Website: www.munariwines.com

Cellar Door
Open Daily 11:00am-5:00pm

Restaurant
Café-style, shared charcuterie platters

Weddings & Functions
Max. 36 seated, 120 standing

Accommodation
No

Additional Features
Tea and coffee, small gift shop, family and dog-friendly