Strathbogie Ranges Victoria Australia
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.
Maygars Hill 2016 Reserve Shiraz Chosen in James Halliday's
Top 25 Best Reds for 2018
“I’m delighted to stand with the other awardees chosen by James to be in his 25 best reds over $30. It’s also a great opportunity to recognise the role of viticulture in producing a standout wine. Great practices in the vineyard are a significant part of the story. This little patch of dirt in the Strathbogie foothills of Victoria, is delivering way beyond it’s due.
6 acres of shiraz and cabernet, hand planted from cuttings delivers small intense berries that produce wine of great colour and intensity.
“As I approach pruning, I’m mindful of each vine and what it looks like it needs to be healthy and happy for the next growing season. I was able to work with ideal weather
conditions this season to us to have serious wine and recommendations as below.”
Jenny Houghton - Maygars Hill
James Halliday Review
2016 Reserve Shiraz
This is the best Reserve Shiraz that Maygars has made to date. There is an urgency, a freshness to the expression of the Shiraz, and new oak has been easily absorbed on the long palate. This isolated vineyard is one of the jewels of the Strathbogie Ranges. 13.5% alc. Rating 96 To 2036 RRP $42
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.
A floral nose, crisp on the palate and is pretty dry at 4.6g/L of sugar.
Enjoy lightly chilled.
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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).
Maygars Hill 2016 Reserve Shiraz chosen in James Halliday's
Best 25 Best Reds for 2018
5 Red Stars from James Halliday's
Australian Wine Companion
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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%”