GI - Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Mount Gisborne Wines is dedicated to producing high quality, hand fashioned Burgundian style wines. The owners, David and Mary Ell, under the tutelage of Master Winemaker Stuart Anderson, who established Balgownie at Bendigo in 1969, have been producing quality wines since 1991. The property, on 75 acres is located at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges and is at the base of Mount Gisborne, an extinct volcano. This cool climate region produces low volumes of fruit with a complexity of delicate flavours.
This boutique winery flies under the radar, as Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine discovered recently: "This [winery] may have snuck under the radar. Given the quality of recent releases, it is difficult to understand... The wines are not only excellent, they are exceptional value." Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Feb/Mar 2014.
The concept of terroir is no where more applicable than in the Macedon Ranges. This once volcanic region offers an unparalleled choice of site, exposure and altitude. Difficult climatic conditions keep yields low, around 10-13 tonnes for the 7 acre vineyard.