Granite Hills Winery (Knights Granite Hills)

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Granite Hills 2007 Late Harvest Riesling

Granite Hills 2007 Late Harvest Riesling

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1481 Burke & Wills Track
Baynton VIC 3444
Australia
Phone: 03 5423 7273
Email: andrea@granitehills.com.au

Granite Hills is one of Australia's highest and most picturesque vineyards – perched atop the spectacular boulder strewn hills of the Great Dividing Range at 550 meters altitude, one hour (85 kms) North/Northwest of Melbourne. Granite Hills lies in Baynton, at the northern extremity of the Macedon Ranges wine region on Burke & Wills Track – the route taken by those famous explorers on their fateful journey north to the Gulf, in Victoria's Spa Country and Daylesford area in Melbourne Surrounds.

Perched atop the spectacular boulder strewn slopes of the Great Dividing Range in Central Victoria, midway between Mt Macedon and Heathcote, on the Burke and Wills Track, the Granite Hills vineyard immediately gives you the impression of something quite special.

Suspended at the interface of climes, with an altitude of 550 Meters this site is essentially cool, particularly at night, yet with the advantage of being on the nothern side of the Dividing Range, experiences a dry and warming influence from central Victoria.

With a reliable rainfall, freely drained soils and low disease pressure, it's no mystery that this Estate is home to some very special wines, including one of Australia's benchmark Rieslings as well as being heralded as the birthplace of peppery Shiraz. In fact, since the first plantings in 1970, Granite Hills has forged an enviable reputation as one of the country's most prized small family wineries by winning more than 400 awards from local and international shows.

Now approaching 40 years of pioneering cool climate wines, Llew Knight continues his pursuit through attentive vineyard management including hand pruning, hand picking and low yields, followed by an astute mix of modern and traditional winemaking techniques, to create wines with distinctive varietal and regional expression.

Wines include Vintage Sparkling; riesling; chardonnay; late harvest riesling, pinot noir; tempranillo, merlot; cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

 

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  • Macedon Ranges (Wine)
  • Macedon Ranges & Spa Country
  • Melbourne Surrounds
  • Melbourne and Melbourne West

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