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Sutherland Estate
Sutherland Estate
Sutherland Estate
Sutherland Estate




“These wines are exclusive, with only 2000 cases produced per vintage, making each delectable drop truly precious.”

Sutherland Estate
Sutherland Estate

Sutherland Estate

Sutherland Estate

Located amongst the rolling hills of Dixons Creek, Sutherland Estate is a family-owned boutique winery and vineyard with the northern-most cellar door in the Yarra Valley. The vineyard was established in 1995 – Cathy Phelan and Angus Ridley have been the winemakers since 2006.

Across the estate, 10-acres have been planted, including chardonnay, gewurztraminer, pinot noir, shiraz, cabernet and tempranillo – for which the estate is renowned. The balance of the property’s 110-acres is largely undisturbed, native bushland. Stylistically, Sutherland Estate’s wines sit between the warmer valley floor and the cooler Upper Yarra.

All of Sutherland Estate’s wines are estate-grown and vinified. Depending on the year and variety, they are often unfined and unfiltered, allowing for the most authentic expression of the site’s aromas and flavours. These wines are exclusive, with only 2000 cases produced per vintage, making each delectable drop truly precious. Along with numerous awards and medals, James Halliday has given the estate a 5-red star rating.

Sutherland Estate’s cellar door is situated on the side of Daniel’s Hill at an elevation of about 200-metres, providing breathtaking views that overlook meandering vineyards and surrounding bushland beyond, including the Yarra Valley, Dandenong and Warburton Ranges.

The open, light-filled cellar door is simply stunning, with large floor-to-ceiling windows facing the north and south, bringing the views inside. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the picturesque scenery on the multi-level deck outside, or sit by the cosy open fire indoors with a glass of wine and a vineyard platter. Tastings are available at the bar, where you can experience some of Yarra Valley’s finest wines. The beautiful cellar door is the perfect setting for your wedding or private function, with a variety of menus and personalised, high-quality service on offer.

To extend your visit, stay in one of the two towers either side of the cellar door, both of which are available for a romantic couple’s retreat. Unwind over a glass of wine and the magical views and wake up to native birdsong.

Tasting Notes

2016 Blanc de Noir
⇐ 2016 Blanc de Noir

Displaying croissant, honey, pear and almonds on the nose, this blanc de noir is made from 100 per cent pinot noir in the méthode traditionnelle, with secondary fermentation and ageing in the bottle. Late disgorged after fourand- a-half years on lees, the result is a complex and generous sparkling wine, dry with a fine and persistent bead.

2021 Gewurztraminer
⇐ 2021 Gewurztraminer

Lychee, rosewater, orange blossom and spice aromas mingle with the crisp palate, displaying citrus and lingering nashi pair. Spicy and dry, the 2021 Gewurztraminer pairs well with seafood and Asian dishes.

2020 Pinot Noir
⇐ 2020 Pinot Noir

This gorgeous, unfined, cool climate pinot noir shows perfumed aromas of roses, strawberries and cherries. The complex palate weaves French oak, rhubarb, olives and spice. Silky tannins linger in the mouth.

2019 Sparkling Tempranillo
⇐2019 Sparkling Tempranillo

This renowned sparkling tempranillo spent one year in seasoned barriques before its second fermentation in the bottle, producing an inky purple colour and a medium-bodied palate with fine tannins and a persistent bead. Dark cherries, chocolate and spice combine with earthy undertones for a truly spectacular wine.

Sutherland Estate



Getting There
2010 Melba Hwy
Dixons Creek

Contact Details
Mobile: 0402 052 287
Email: info@sutherlandestate.com.au
Website: www.sutherlandestate.com.au

Cellar Door
Open 10:00am – 5:00pm weekends and public holidays

Serving vineyard platters
Open 10:00am – 5:00pm weekends and public holidays

Weddings & Functions
100 seated and 160 standing


Additional Features
Large timber deck, fully estate-grown fruit, wines made on-site, 200-metre elevation with spectacular views, open fire