Strathbogie  Ranges  Victoria  Australia

Maygars Hill, the site of the vineyard, was named after Lt Col. Maygar who was awarded a Victoria Cross and other honours during WW1 .  


Maygars Hill, the site of the vineyard, was named after Lt Col. Maygar who was awarded a Victoria Cross and other honours during WW1 .

 

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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.


James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion:
2010 Reserve Shiraz Labelled Reserve and indeed is reserved in personality; fine, fragrant and complex, and certainly not as concentrated as the 'normal'; the intriguing aspect to this medium-bodied and fragrant wine is the texture of the tannins, which are silky and fine, and the finish long and lacy; a wine that relies on subtlety rather than brute force, and all the better for it. 
Rating 95 

 
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