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.


Jeni Port and Jenny Houghton invite you to the...

Australian Women in Wine Awards
             CELEBRATION NIGHT

Be part of the inaugural AWIWA awards announcement of the winners "live" across Australia in an evening of celebration and networking with fabulous finger food and wonderful local wine.

Tuesday 17th November 2015
$18 PP & Drinks at bar prices.

RSVP Jenny 0402 136448  or                             jenny@maygarshill.com.au

Jeni Port - Wine writer and judge / Wine Communicator of the Year
Jenny Houghton - Owner & operator of Maygars Hill Winery & Vineyard

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Maygars Hill wins Best Boutique Vineyard in Victoria
at the 2014 Victorian Wines Show dinner at Mitchelton Winery

Shire of Strathbogie Mayor, Deb Swan presents Maygars Hill's Jenny Houghton with the trophy for the Best Boutique Vineyard in Victoria  (Photo courtesy Karen Hodge Photography)

Shire of Strathbogie Mayor, Deb Swan presents Maygars Hill's Jenny Houghton with the trophy for the Best Boutique Vineyard in Victoria 
(Photo courtesy Karen Hodge Photography)


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Honouring Our Heroes

To commemorate our Victoria Cross recipients, Maygars Hill proudly offers a very limited vintage recognising very special men. 
All profits from our 2013 Reserve Shiraz will go to supporting the RSL Poppy Appeal.

Enquiries: Jenny 0402136448 or
Email: jenny@maygarshill.com.au

More details >>
Download our Honouring Our Heroes Order Form


Great value at $288 per dozen.

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'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


Australian Women in Wine Awards - AWIWA
Celebration Night at Maygars Hill Winery - See flyer on this page..
17th November 2015
RSVP Jenny 0402 136448




To honour Lt Col. Maygar and two other VC recipients, Frederick Tubb and Alexander Burton. Jenny Houghton has made a limited vintage commemorating the heroes, with the profits going to the RSL Poppy Apeal.

Stock and Land - April 2015

See full article from Stock and Land titled 'Victoria Cross Cluster'.

See full article from Stock and Land titled 'Victoria Cross Cluster'.


Maygars Hill wins Best Boutique Vinyard in Victoria
at the 2014 Victorian Wines Show dinner at Mitchelton Winery


James Halliday writes...  “Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of a very high standard and did so this year. Shiraz and Cabernet rated at 95 and 94.”  5 Star rating in James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion. • 95 points for the 2012 Shiraz • 95 points for the 2012 Reserve Cabernet 5 Glasses awarded to each and no price rise! See the latest reviews from the Australian Wine Companion

James Halliday writes... 
“Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of a very high standard and did so this year. Shiraz and Cabernet rated at 95 and 94.” 
5 Star rating in James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion.
• 95 points for the 2012 Shiraz
• 95 points for the 2012 Reserve Cabernet
5 Glasses awarded to each and no price rise!

See the latest reviews from the Australian Wine Companion


2013 Shiraz 

There are the usual range of Maygar aromas of plums and blackberry and this shows as richness on the palette. Tannins are integrating well with the intense fruit flavour to produce a balanced wine of great complexity. The long finish stays well after the glass is finished.
 

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Once again this small patch of earth in the Strathbogie foothills has risen to the task of producing a splendid drop.
This wine will mature beautifully in the bottle or is suitable to drink right now.


On the 15th of April 2014 the best Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in ages was pressed to become The Beersheba.
See the Video and photos