Bendigo Wine Makers
Burnt Acre Vineyard
Wines of Grace & Power
Burnt Acre Vineyard was purchased by Cliff Stubbs & Maureen O'Connor in 1989, and named 'Burnt Acre' after a 1991 grass fire.
The vines were originally planted back in 1972 by local farmers Duncan and Emily McKenzie to diversify their farm, and for many years the grapes were sold to other wineries.
Our wines are available at many regional wine shops and restaurants.
The principal varieties of grapes grown at Burnt Acre are Shiraz and Riesling, with small quantities of Grenache, Mondeuse and Voignier. A minimal spray program in the vineyard allows us to grow clean, chemical-free grapes, and subsistence irrigation keeps both cropping levels and berry size small.
The wines are made with these goals: fruit concentration, soft tannins in reds and lingering flavours that develop beautifully over 3 - 7 years.
We also make Dry Rieslings and occasional late harvest Botrytis Rieslings in limited quantities.
We do not have full cellar door facilities, however we welcome visitors. Please phone beforehand on 5435 2519 or 0419 582 106.
Head west out of Bendigo on Calder Hwy to Marong; turn left at the pub onto the Calder Hwy Alt; turn right after golf course onto the St. Arnaud Rd. and then first left into O’Sullivans Rd. We are located 2 kms along on the left.
If travelling from Melbourne, turn left from the Calder Hwy Alt onto McKenzie Rd; take the first right (2 kms) into O’Sullivans Road and you will see us on the right.
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