Winery & Cellar

Cellar Door

Just 20min from the city our cellar door is the perfect option to relax and escape the buzz of the city where our friendly and knowledgeable Cellar Door staff are on hand to guide visitors through a comprehensive tasting of our range of wines.

Relax outdoors on the front-garden, where you can enjoy the view of our farm over a glass of wine and cheese platter, also on offer is a selection of craft beer, coffee, tea and non-alcoholic drinks.

Trading Hours

11am – 4pm, Fri-Sun
By Appointment Mon-Thurs
(Public Holiday hours may vary)
Inquiries: 0448 744 519
arundelwinery@gmail.com

The Winery

Arundel farm estate wines are handcrafted by our small team with the upmost care and attention, nestled amongst the hills of the Keilor valley.

All of our wines are handpicked and delivered direct to the winey where they are hand sorted, some of the fruit is then destemmed with 10-40% whole bunches added on top depending on vintage. The fruit then gets fermented in large stainless-steel vats using only wild yeast to start fermentation, during this fermentation the grapes are hand plunged once daily for gentle tannin extraction.

Once fermentation is complete, the grapes are basket pressed, preferred for its gentle separation of wine from the grape skins and seeds before being transferred to barrel to age for 12-18 months.

    

The Vineyard

We have 20 acres of vineyard situated on both northern and southern slopes of the property (97m above sea level), consisting of 16 acres of shiraz and 4 acres of viognier with a splash of Marsanne and Sauvignon blanc mixed in.

Our unique soils are the backbone of the property consisting of ‘basaltic’ derived clay topsoil with underlying chalky limestone (perfectly suited for shiraz and viognier).

Our steep Southern slope is where our original 2-acre plantings of shiraz (1984) are terraced into the top of the hill overlooking the Maribonong river. this is the cooler side of the property and shows off cooler characters with white pepper, chalky tannins and a subtler depth of flavours. We call these the Old Block and the Two Tank Block.

The Northern slope consists of the other 14 acres of shiraz and 4 acres of densely planted viognier (600mm vine spacing). This is the warmer side of the property and likes to show off its black pepper, spice and supple tannins. We break this side into 4 blocks, Long Rows, short rows, viognier and FB Block.

Sustainability is a huge focus in our vineyards, we make all of our own compost from manure and other materials collected from the property, also our vineyards are exposed to constant spring winds that reduce disease pressure and enable us to have very low chemical input. Our goal over the next few years is to start the organic certification process.