Harcourt Valley Vineyards

Originally the site of an apple orchard, the first vines were planted on Harcourt Valley Vineyards in 1974, making it the oldest vineyard in the shire and the Harcourt Valley.

Since 1989 the Livingstone family has been at the helm, today producing highly regarded small-batch wines from the four hectares under vine on-site.

At Harcourt Valley Vineyards, quality is the prime objective and quantity is a bonus. Using only 100 per cent estate grown fruit, the vines are hand-picked and wines are hand-crafted. Top quality grapes result in top quality wines of class and character, with the estate producing wines that have won more than 350 medals and 18 trophies.

While specialising in shiraz, Harcourt Valley Vineyards’ wines win across the board, including gold medals at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show and London’s International Wine Challenge.

Harcourt Valley Vineyards produces some of the best wines in the region and is proud to call itself Bendigo’s most awarded winery. Wines produced include riesling, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, malbec and grenache.

As well as offering tastings of award winning wines and unusual varieties such as malbec, the cellar door also keeps beer lovers happy with the winery’s excellent pale ale and ginger beer.

Just half an hour from the centre of Bendigo, the beautiful grounds of Harcourt Valley Vineyards provide the perfect spot to sit back and unwind with a glass of wine or beer.

A large deck with seating allows visitors to enjoy a wine or beer overlooking the vineyards, as well as food platters that are available on weekends. You can also purchase honey, olive oil and cider vinegar at the cellar door.

 

TASTING NOTES

The Ginger Kid Ginger Beer

The first sip has a lot of kick to it, owing to the generous quantities of ginger it contains. it’s not an artificial ginger taste either; it’s not sweet or syrupy in any way. it is light and refreshing with strong fresh ginger flavours to it.

2016 Harcourt Valley Vineyards Riesling

This is a great off-dry aromatic wine with an excellent balance between acidity and sweetness. it has a floral aroma and a fruity citrus palate. Served chilled this is a great summer wine.

2015 Harcourt Valley Vineyards Barbara’s Shiraz

Harcourt Valley’s most well-known wine is produced from the outstanding shiraz blocks at Harcourt Valley Vineyards. This medium to full-bodied wine displaying aromas of wild cherry and plum is aged for 12 months with a combination of French and American oak. it has well-integrated tannins and tastes of plum and black pepper with a lingering minty finish.

2014 Harcourt Valley Vineyards Old Vine Shiraz

Produced solely from the oldest plantings of shiraz in Harcourt, planted in 1975. This single vineyard wine is only produced in years where the fruit is exceptional. Aged in French oak barrels, this wine displays medium to full weight but is beautifully balanced. Presents mulberries, black and white pepper, plush ripe plums and eucalypt too. Tannins are very fine and well integrated.

 

 

  • Getting There: 3339 Harmony Way,
  • Suburb: Harcourt
  • Phone: (03) 5474 2223
  • Fax: (03) 5474 2223
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.harcourtvalley.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 11:00am–6:00pm weekdays
  • Restaurant: No
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes (Max 100 seated and 200 cocktail)
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Free winery tours upon request, cellar door specials and online wine sales



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