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Both the climate and soils of this region are strongly influenced by the Mt Camel Range which runs from Corop in the north to Tooborac in the south, providing natural tunneling for the prevailing cool south to south-east winds that blow throughout the growing period from October to March. The result is summer temperatures that are two to three degrees lower than the peaks for nearby Bendigo, and a cooler mean January temperature. Rainfall is surprisingly evenly spread during the year and, thanks to the hillside location of most of the vineyards, spring frost is seldom a problem. While there is, as usual, significant soil variation in the region, the slopes of the Mt Camel Range comprise a superb red soil with fine structure overlying uniformly textured red calcareous sodic clay soils. Confusingly for laymen, these soils are known as Cambrian Greenstones and in their local manifestation as the Heathcote Greenstone Belt. – Description from Wine Australia

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • Barnadown Run Pty Ltd

    Named after the original pastoral lease which encompassed the property, Barnadown Run is situated...

  • Heathcote Estates

    The Heathcote region has had a rich and prosperous place in the history of Australia. During the ...

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  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his ... Hill 2006 Heathcote Shiraz Georgia's Paddock This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.  |  1 in stock  |  $49.99 Jauma 2012 Adelaide Hills Audrey Syrah  |  4 in stock  |  $29.99 Jauma 2012 Adelaide Hills Scyras Sy... Read More

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  • Fortified Duck 2014


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    Wine review by Fuentesa

  • Heathcote Shiraz Rufus Stone. Tyrrell's 2009


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    Wine review by mark

  • Jasper Hill Riesling Heathcote Georgia's Paddock 2012


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    Wine review by Daniel Young

  •  27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda RdIt is well-evident that there is ... there is ... Marsanne 2012, Heathcote, VICRRP$27. Fruit was sourced from a select vineyard on the eastern side of the Mount Camel range in ancient Cambrian soil. Hand picked grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice was fermented in 6 French oak barrels, one of ... Read More

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  • Heathcote Estate Shiraz Heathcote H.D. Heathcote 2003


    Still has good core of black/blue berry, black currant, cherry cola, plum peels; lots of spices, including hints of cinnamon; healthy dose of oak, but well integrated; still a bit of dustiness to the tannins; still has good overall structure; medium to full bodied, fairly long spicy finish. Still going strong - this is a tremendous wine! Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9

  • Jasper Hill Shiraz Heathcote Emily's Paddock NV


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    Wine review by hanryluo

  • White Box Shiraz Blend Heathcote 2004


    A nice soft Shiraz - can buy cheaper than $23 Read More

    Wine review by brucejh

  • Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Heathcote Springflat 2008


    Lots of oak on the nose. Rich chocolate scents are joined by spicy herbal tones, vanilla, leather, blackberry and some plummy notes. Comes off as a touch sweet on entry, but is followed by lovely, spicy herbal nuances and some cedary/toasty oak. The tannins are firm but remain beneath the fruit here, which is rich yet quite fresh, turning much ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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