BEECHWORTH WINE REGION

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The mineral rich hills around Beechworth are home to more than two dozen vineyards that are tended by winegrowing families with a fierce independence and a passion for making the very best artisan wines.

Beechworth is a hillside winegrowing region with a range of altitudes and different topographical aspects that allows for the premium production of several grape varieties. Beechworth is situated at elevation on the continental side of the Victorian Alps; this allows for warm, sunny days to reliably ripen the crop, as well as cool nights, which temper any heat and produce wine grapes with natural balance and elegance.

Beechworth wine production is on a small scale, and the Vignerons can devote hands on attention to the winemaking, bringing out all the qualities and flavours that originate in their vineyards. With the combination of premium vineyards, careful winemaking and passion, the goal of the Beechworth Vignerons is to make the very best wines which sit proudly beside those from the best regions of Australia and the World.

BEECHWORTH VIGNERONS

The Beechworth region has many similarities to other boutique areas such as the Mornington Peninsula or Yarra Valley. Vineyard areas are relatively small and are operated by family units. While production of grapes is not great, nearly all grapes are processed by the producer and the resultant wine is largely hand sold through restaurants, cellar door or mail/on-line order. Thus, recognition of the name of the producer and region is likely to be significant relative to other regions of mass production that are sold either in bulk or non-descript generic blends. The region currently has an enviable reputation for high quality individual wines, that, while seldom exhibited in the show circuit, are recognised as being equal to the best examples found anywhere in Australia and the world.
Amulet vineyard
1036 Beechworth-Wangaratta Road, Everton Upper
Established in 1997. Family owned and operated business. 15 acre vineyard within 650 acre farm. Innovative wines made from Italian and French grape varieties. Grapes are hand-picked, all wine is made and bottled on site. Modern cellar door building with panoramic views and restaurant open on weekends for lunch and also available for functions, weddings and private groups. Also home of Beechworth Cider.
A.Rodda
PO Box 589, Beechworth Vic 3747
A.Rodda wines are sourced from vineyards that are inherently suited to particular varieties and made using minimal winemaking to capture the essence of the vineyard in the wine.
Baarmutha Wines
1184 Diffey Road, Beechworth
At Baarmutha we are intimately familiar with our small vineyards. With hand tended vines, hand selected fruit, we delight in old basket pressed processes. Using old and new French oak, stored underground and natural yeast fermentation, our minimal intervention captures rich flavours of our historic district.
Battely Wines
1375 Wangaratta Road, Everton Upper
Battely vineyard was planted in 1998 on the site of the historic Everton vineyard. A north facing natural amphitheatre is planted to Rhone varieties such as Syrah, Marsanne and Viognier as well as a little Durif.
Bowman’s Run
1305 Beechworth-Wodonga Road, Wooragee
Fran & Struan Robertson are producers of premium table wines from a small hand tended vineyard, where each vintage shows true seasonal variation. Plantings of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, dating from 1989.
Castagna
88 Ressom Lane, Beechworth
Dream it; plan it; do it. Castagna was a dream; and it did take a plan to achieve it. From a field filled with cows fifteen years ago to a biodynamic vineyard producing world-class wines with a real sense of place. We are proud of our name and proud of our wine. Life is too short to not take it serious.
Domenica
651 Beechworth-Wangaratta Road, Beechworth
Domenica is a small, family owned producer of 100% estate grown and vinified wines. The mature vineyard and winery are situated on sloping granite soils just southwest of the Beechworth township. Our wines are traditionally made, and include chardonnay, roussanne/marsanne, shiraz and nebbiolo.
Fighting Gully Road
203 Fighting Gully Road, Beechworth
Fighting Gully Road wines combine a unique expression of the vineyard site, its management; and the greater regional influences. The wines are made using minimal intervention.
Giaconda
30 McClay Road, Everton Upper
Giaconda vineyard and winery was established by Rick Kinzbrunner, a mechanical engineer who became interested in wine during the 1970’s. Giaconda is now recognised as one of Australia’s leading wine estates offering a small range of premium wines; Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo.
Golden Ball
1175 Beechworth-Wangaratta Road, Everton Upper
A monopole estate: Entirely Grown, Vinified and Bottled on the Property, producing “Cherish” Rose, “La Bas” Chardonnay, “Saxon” Shiraz and “Gallice” – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. As well the e’galitaire wines. Original vineyard planted 1996, Lineage vineyard 2005. Highly sought after wines to Australia’s greatest restaurants.
Haldon Estate
59 Havelock Road, Beechworth
Situated minutes from the centre of Beechworth, Haldon Estate Wines blends the latest wine making knowledge with traditional techniques to create exceptional wines characteristic of this beautiful region. Visit our website for details about cellar door opening times.
INDIGO VINEYARD
1221 Beechworth-Wangaratta Road, Everton Upper
At Indigo Vineyard every vine is nurtured by hand to grow fine grapes & produce superb wines. Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Sangiovese. Affordable luxury is our benchmark. Our cellar door is open from 11am to 4pm for your special tasting experience.
James & Co Wines
359 Cornishtown Road, Rutherglen
James and Co. desire to produce limited quantities of approachable and enjoyable wines from the Beechworth region in particular the pure and classic Sangiovese and its guises. With time, James and Co hopes that their Sangiovese will become a benchmark for cool climate Sangiovese in Australia.
Oxenbury Vineyard
90 Oxenbury Lane, Everton Upper
Wine is agriculture’s best expression of place. Situated on the slate hills of the Everton Ridge line, our vineyards produce wines of structure and depth combined with the natural elegance and complexity found in all Beechworth wines.
Pennyweight
13 Pennyweight Lane, Beechworth
Pennyweight is a small traditional winery, owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation Morris family winemakers. It comprises two certified Biodynamic, dry land, low yielding vineyards situated in the Beechworth and Rutherglen wine regions, producing a range of entirely estate grown table and fortified wines including apera (sherry).
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852 Beechworth Wang Rd, Everton Upper
Marc Scalzo and Lisa Hernan have been making their own wine since 2001. They manage and control the whole process, starting with growing all of the grapes on their own small vineyards. Marc makes all the wines using traditional practices, with the focus on making premium wines from low yielding vines.
Savaterre
929 Wang Rd Everton Upper
Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Victoria, just outside the picturesque town of Beechworth, lays the Savaterre vineyard. We are intensely focused on the creation of outstanding, individualistic wines far removed from the mainstream. Our inspiration are the wines, organic winemaking and viticulture of the Old World.
Sentiō Wines
23 Priory Lane, Beechworth
Sentiō Wines is a boutique winery in Beechworth focused on producing single vineyard wines which express site and place. Chardonnay is the main focus with 3 regions represented. Consistent vinification techniques across the range create the greatest opportunity to explore the variations in site and region. Contact us to look through the range.
Serengale Vineyard
1168 Beechworth Wang Rd, Everton Upper
Serengale Vineyard is a small specialised vineyard, established in 1999, with 8 hectares planted to chardonnay, shiraz, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Our wines reflect the terroir, made from hand picked, specially selected bunches grown and vinified on the property using natural yeast, French oak barrels and minimal intervention wine practices.
Sorrenberg Vineyard
49 Alma Rd, Beechworth
Sorrenberg is a family owned vineyard on the outskirts of Beechworth. Established in 1985 we are at 550-600 meters on granitic soil and are certified Biodynamic with Demeter. Our aim is to produce the best quality grapes and with minimal intervention turn it into premium wine.
The Ninth Mile
28 Dingle Rd, Beechworth
The Ninth Mile is a small family owned and run winery producing premium Pinot Noir, Riesling and Viognier from its high altitude vineyards at Stanley and Beechworth.
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39 Elgin Rd, Beechworth
Nebbiolo, Tempranillo & Cabernet Sauvignon, the noble red varieties of Italy, Spain and France are what we do. Structure, balance, finesse and style denote our wine interest. A tiny vineyard with lots of attention. Call to arrange a tasting.
Vignerons SchmÖlzer & Brown
Architect Jeremy Schmölzer and viticulturist/ winemaker Tessa Brown make small parcels of wine from their vineyard Thorley, as well as from the fruit of several other vineyards in the Beechworth GI.
Vinelea
333 Malakoff Rd, Beechworth
Vinelea is an artisan winery specializing in wines made from Shiraz, Chardonnay and a blend of Marsanne and Roussanne. We have very small production and aim to make high quality individual wines that are true to the Beechworth area.
Virago
40 Boundary Road Everton Upper
Virago wine combines the intrigue of the sensual grape variety, Nebbiolo, with the unique terroir of Beechworth.
Wahlquist Vineyard
1241 Beechworth Wangaratta Road
A 4 hectare vineyard dedicated to growing only premium Shiraz grapes, for sale to local and interstate winemakers. Estabilshed 1998. No cellar door sales.
Warner Vineyard
Wangaratta Road, Beechworth
Situated approximately 6km from Beechworth on the Wangaratta Road, Warner Vineyard enjoys one of the premium vineyard sites of the region. Through attention to detail during all stages of grape growing and working with our wine maker, Gary Mills, Warner Vineyard is renowned for producing wines of the highest quality.
Willem Kurt
PO Box 133 Beechworth Vic 3747
I love making wine. I released the first Willem Kurt wines in 2014, feeling that rather than being a culmination of the first 17 years of my career, it was simply the beginning of the next 30. I make Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Vermentino.

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