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.
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James Halliday Wine Companion (2017) Reviews
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - 95
Shares the fragrance and elegance of the Shiraz, although, of course, the flavours are very different. This is cool-grown cabernet, its acidity one of the cornerstones joining with fine tannins the other cornerstone. Not a normal show style, the Victorian Wine Show ?15 judges to be commended awarding it a gold medal.
2014 Reserve Shiraz - 95
You’d almost call this brooding and yet it also has an open faced drinkabilitity. It’s the girl- next-door with a PhD in the gravitational pull of grape matter. Blackberry, gum leaf, rich plums, black pepper. It’s quite some wine Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2032.
James Halliday August 2016
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 Vineyard recently received a gold medal for both its Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. October 2015
Both varieties were awarded gold medals at the recent Victorian Wines Show. Except for the Shiraz, which won a silver medal at the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, both 2014 Maygar vintages appear to be equal in quality.
Pictured is owner Jenny Houghton with wine critic James Halliday.
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%”
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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
Maygars Hill wins Best Boutique Vinyard in Victoria
at the 2014 Victorian Wines Show dinner at Mitchelton Winery