Our wines reflect the true nature of the central Victoria’s climate and soil and the Heathcote Wine Region
Planted along a gently undulating north facing slop, we have paid close attention to each of the varieties we have planted. Our varieties range from cabernet sauvignon and merlot to the Italian varietals such as Sangioves, Nebbiolo and the regionally acclaimed Shiraz.
Our process begins with the hand pruning of our vines to ensure that the vines during the growing season are in balance and given the best chance of producing fruit of exceptional quality. At harvest we also pick our grapes by hand facilitating gentle handling and so that the fruit can be delivered into the winery in good condition. The grapes are then fermented through traditional open fermentation methods, and then carefully aged in a variety of oak barrels including barriques, hogsheads and puncheons for 12 months to 18 months. Our traditionally later vintage conditions result in wines that possess both intensely elegant flavours and highly aromatic qualities.
Our wines both red and white develop very well with age, reflecting a finesse and elegance unique to McIvor Estate wines.