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.


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  
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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 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.


Great value at $288 per dozen.


'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

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Call Jenny on 0402 136 448 or email her at  

Call Jenny on 0402 136 448 or email her at 

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%”

New 2015 Vintages released!
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Australia's Best Cellar Door Awards

Australia's Best Cellar Door Awards

2014 vintages

2014 Reserve Shiraz (Silver)
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (gold, gold, Silver)

Maygars Hill  2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Maygars Hill 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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