The Mount Alexander Range - we tried to grow the wine directly into the bottles but it didn't work. Therefore we built the winery in 2005.
Sandra Blamires - Viticulturist - in the vineyard (where she is supposed to be)
Mount Alexander Winery is operated by the Blamires family on the north eastern slopes of Mount Alexander in Central Victoria.
The vineyard is planted in the sandy granite soils of Sutton Grange which are famed for producing high quality Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The property and vineyard are dissected by Axe Creek.
All grape growing and winemaking practices are designed to maximise quality and allow the strong fruit characteristics to be reflected in the wine. The fruit is hand pruned to target yields of less than 2 tonnes per acre. The fruit is hand picked and delivered directly to the winery for processing where fermentation vats are hand plunged and the marc is basket pressed to maximise the intensity and varietal characteristics of the fruit. Quality oak (all French) is used to store the wine for 12 months before the wine is bottled on site using the winery’s own automatic bottling line. Stelvin closures are used for all wines to ensure the wine quality will be maintained until the day it is opened and enjoyed.
The winery cellar door is open on weekends and public holidays or by appointment for tastings and sales from 11AM to 5PM. Please note - we will not be open on Grand Final Eve or Easter Sunday.
Winemaker: Bill Blamires
Phone 0413 181 248
Viticulturist: Sandra Blamires
email Sandra has finally worked out how to use
the internet so you can email her on
Bill Blamires (and yes, I am in trouble now she
has worked out the interweb)
Where are we?
410 Harcourt - Sutton Grange Road, Sutton Grange.
(There is a map on the stockists page.)