Wine reviews

 
Champion of the Show, Best Regional Red Wine and Best Regional Shiraz
— Lome Vineyard’s 2015 Shiraz, Daylesford Wine Show 2017
The colour is bright, setting the scene for a medium-bodied wine that has a complex palate full of savoury and spicy characters running through the long finish and lingering after taste
— 2014 Glenwillow Reserve Bendigo Shiraz, Rating 95, 2017 James Halliday Wine Companion
 
GOLD for the Killiecrankie Wines 2015 Ravenswood Run Shiraz
— 2017 Winewise Magazine Small Vigneron Awards
This Shiraz is charmingly old school, medium bodied with a lovely seasoned spice/pepper note. Four stars!
— BlackJack The Major's Line 2014 Shiraz, The Herald Sun, January 2017
 
Big but exquisite. It’s bold, it’s integrated, it’s firm, it’s ready for anything
— Sutton Grange Winery’s Estate Ram's Horn Block Syrah 2012, Rating 96, Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Excellent crimson-purple; a powerful, intense, black-fruited shiraz that exudes flavour from every pore, but is light on its feet...the finish reaffirms the quality of this wine
— Sandhurst Ridge’s Reserve Bendigo Shiraz 2013, Rating 95, Halliday Wine Companion 2017
 
…full of rose petals and spice, immediately grabs attention; the palate is crisp and bone dry, with savoury complexity snuggling up with the rose petals
— Harcourt Valley Vineyards Heathcote Rose 2015, Rating 95, Halliday Wine Companion 2017
…The wine takes volume of flavour and gives it a nudge, and does so with a masterful sense of control, even poise. It’s firm, rich and warm…
— Balgownie Estate’s Old Vine Bendigo Shiraz 2013, Rating 96, Halliday Wine Companion 2017
 
…In a word: beautiful. Rich, but silken, awash with pure, dark-berried flavour but admirably aided by savoury inputs and a sheer coating of creamy oak…
— BlackJack Vineyards Bendigo Shiraz 2013, Rating 95, Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Impressive from the outset. Violet and mint notes head straight into sweet, luscious blackcurrent. It tumbles over itself to impress but remains firm and tidy to close...
— Glenwillow Wines Bendigo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Rating 95, Halliday Wine Companion 2017
 
Matured in new French oak for 12 months. ...vitality and freshness on the very long and finely structured palate.
— Harcourt Valley Vineyard, Single Vineyard Old Vine Bendigo Shiraz 2014, Rating 96, Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Trophy for Best Cabernet goes to the Balgownie Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.
— Balgownie Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Daylesford Wine Show 2016
 
Best Wine of the Daylesford Wine Show 2016 awarded to Water Wheel Vineyard’s 2014 Memsie Homestead Shiraz.
— Water Wheel Vineyard, 2014 Memsie Homestead Shiraz, Daylesford Wine Show 2016
The Past President’s Trophy for Best Mature Red Wine awarded to Killiecrankie Wines 2010 Shiraz.
— Killiecrankie Wines 2010 Shiraz, Daylesford Wine Show 2016
 
A Double Gold Medal. This is rated above a Gold Medal and holds the highest accolade at our show.
— Melbourne International Wine Awards 2015
...a classic Australian interpretation of a time-honoured blend featuring intense dark berry fruit with a touch of charry oak.
— 2015 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
 
...an impressive cabernet with a full range of blackcurrent, olive, bramble and earthy flavours.
— James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition
Hums with flavours, rattles with tannin, delights with perfume. Six years old and singing a melodious song.

An enthralling drink now, as it shall remain for many years to come.
— Rating 96, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition
 
...the vintage (and possibly the extra year in bottle) has produced the most elegant Sandhurst Ridge wine to date.

Hand-picked, open-fermented, basket-pressed to French barriques for 19 months.
— Rating 95, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition
Richness and character. Sturdy flavours of plum, earth and peppercorn meet the prettiness of violet and sweet oak.
— Rating 95, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition
 
Estate-grown, hand-picked and matured for 15 months in new and used French oak.

...the very good colour and depth to the fruit bode well for the future.
— Rating 95, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition
The bouquet and palate are extremely complex, with a wonderful array of spicy, savoury, peppery overtones to the blackberry and plum fruit.....it is also very elegant and carefully detailed.

This will always be a great wine with food. Top value, too.
— Rating 96, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition
 
Deep purple-red; the ultra-fragrant bouquet doesn’t warn you of the wines formidable powder, but just when you think this may be too much, comes the realisation that the palate is beautifully balanced, and there is almost limitless supple black and red fruit under the power. Great now, it will become even greater with a couple of decades under its belt.
— Rating 96, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
A gently aromatic Bendigo blend with less overt viognier influence than past years. Inviting berry aromas have floral, spice and oak touches. It tastes juicy and intense with soft tannins in perfect balance.
— Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Epicure
 
Dominic and Krystina Morris have plenty of experience with tempranillo on the Iberian Peninsula and it shows. Liquorice, cherry, mint and sarsaparilla cordial aromas lead into a savoury palate with a long liquorice-scented aftertaste.
— Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Epicure
A top-notch Bendigo shiraz viognier blend that avoids the eucalypty traits of some central Victorian reds. Instead, it offers complex, elegant aromas of raspberries, glace cherries, spice and milk chocolate. The palate follows through smooth and seamless, medium bodied and succulent in flavour, with a sinewy back-bone of fine tannins that should support some bottle age. First-class Victorian regional wine. Wine of the week.
— Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Epicure - Uncorked
 
...proclaims its varietal character from the first whiff of the bouquet through to the elegant finish. A mix of crushed herbs and citrus leaves is woven through the sour cherry aromas & flavours, the light bodied palate having considerable length.

Great food wine - good with any Mediterranean food.
— James Halliday, Wine Companion Magazine
Deep purple-red; the ultra-fragrant bouquet doesn’t warn you of the wines formidable powder, but just when you think this may be too much, comes the realisation that the palate is beautifully balanced, and there is almost limitless supple black and red fruit under the power. Great now, it will become even greater with a couple of decades under its belt.
— Rating 96, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition