Strathbogie  Ranges  Victoria  Australia

Maygars Hill, the site of the vineyard, was named after Lt Col. Maygar who was awarded a Victoria Cross during the Boer War.  


Maygars Hill, the site of the vineyard, was named after Lt Col. Maygar who was awarded a Victoria Cross during the Boer War.


 

Welcome

This 20 acre property was acquired by Jenny Houghton in 1994, for its viticulture potential and as a location for her bed and breakfast cottage. Three acres was hand planted in 1997 into a light sandy loam. It is ideally situated in the Strathbogie Wine Region right on the border with the Goulburn Valley.

Planting has increased to 6 acres; 2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 4 acres of Shiraz. Strict viticultural policy with pruning, spraying and hand picking has achieved the required low yield per vine. This has consistently produced small berries of intense colour and flavour. 

The altitude of 200 metres, combined with the light sandy loam and intensive monitoring, has produced grapes that enable a wine of elegance and complexity to be produced.


Gold and Trophy for the 2015 Shiraz, Victorian Wine Show 2017 Trophy and Gold medal donated by Labelhouse  - Nov 2017

Gold and Trophy for the 2015 Shiraz, Victorian Wine Show 2017
Trophy and Gold medal donated by Labelhouse  - Nov 2017

Maygars Hill 2017 Rosé

The response to our Rosé has been overwhelming!

At $18 a bottle, it is proving to be a very popular addition to our range of award winning wines.

The Rosé has been handcrafted from our award winning Shiraz vines from the foothills of the Victorian Strathbogie Ranges. We hand-picked at 12.5 Baumé and 1.5 tonnes to the acre and only briefly left the juice on the skins. 

Tasting Notes:

A floral nose, crisp on the palate and is pretty dry at 4.6g/L of sugar. 
Enjoy lightly chilled.

Jenny Houghton


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Maygars Hill has been awarded in Gourmet Traveller WINE’s annual Cellar Door Awards.

You’ll find the full review of our cellar door, plus plenty more, in the new look April/May issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine. It’s on sale now and available in all good newsagents. Alternatively, download the digital edition for your iPhone or iPad here (Download). 


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Great value at $288 per dozen.

SOLD OUT

'Beautiful Cabernet'
Much to his pleasure, wine writer IAN DUNN has sampled a wonderful Cabernet from Maygars Hill Winery...

Thus it was with considerable pleasure that I recently encountered Jenny Houghton’s latest (2013) Maygars Hill Cabernet Sauvignon ($24) from the Strathbogies. I think this is the best Maygars Cabernet for some years. It simply demands to be drunk. No austerity here! The fruit shines through, matching the tannins beautifully. The Deft Palate was mightily impressed but has been since complaining that she didn’t receive her fair share. If one wants to offer a current release Cabernet to guests knowing they will have no reservations, try this beauty. Maygars Hill has attracted rave reviews for some of its recent Shiraz. Now there is a Cabernet equally good at an extraordinary price.
— Ian Dunn - North by North-East Magazine

Download article 'Beautiful Cabernet' from NNE FOOD and WINE


 

News

Maygars Hill wine Best Small Producer, Victorian Wine Show 2017 (Announced Nov 2017) Gold and Trophy for the 2015 Shiraz, Victorian Wine Show 2017  ’Best of Victoria', Winestate magazine

Maygars Hill wine Best Small Producer, Victorian Wine Show 2017
(Announced Nov 2017)


Gold and Trophy for the 2015 Shiraz, Victorian Wine Show 2017

 ’Best of Victoria', Winestate magazine


Gold Medals for both the 2015 standard and Reserve Shiraz at Rutherglen. October 2017   Gold and Trophy for the 2015 Shiraz, Victorian Wine Show 2017  ’Best of Victoria', Winestate magazine

Gold Medals for both the 2015 standard and Reserve Shiraz at Rutherglen.
October 2017  

Gold and Trophy for the 2015 Shiraz, Victorian Wine Show 2017

 ’Best of Victoria', Winestate magazine


5 Red Stars from James Halliday's
Australian Wine Companion

While I'm aching from pruning and counting how many rows to go it's so rewarding to be recognised again with 5 Red Stars from James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion. Both the 2015 Reserve Shiraz and 2015 Cabernet have achieved a wonderful 95 points which means that there is a partial truce in the vineyard... Jenny

While I'm aching from pruning and counting how many rows to go it's so rewarding to be recognised again with 5 Red Stars from James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion.

Both the 2015 Reserve Shiraz and 2015 Cabernet have achieved a wonderful 95 points which means that there is a partial truce in the vineyard...
Jenny


Our 2015 shiraz is drinking well  and has received 5 Stars from Winestate.
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James Halliday writes...
“Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. 282 wineries, 10%”