Panton Hill Vineyard and Winery at 145 Manuka Road Panton Hill is a boutique winery that we have visited a couple of times and have enjoyed much. There are magnificent stone buildings reminiscent of Tuscany, in a typical Australian bush setting. This winery is only 40 minutes from central Melbourne. There is a warm fire in Winter, while in Summer, the stone buildings keep the inside nice and cool.
The job of transforming a 20 acre, rocky, dry bush block to the property you see below, began back in the early 1970's when Teunis Kwak arrived from Canada, and began the process single handedly. The buildings, all of recycled timber, stone from the property as well as some convict mined stone from the Grampians, have risen over the years. The vines which are biologically grown and manged, are mature. The youngest vines are over 18 years old, and have adapted well to the lean growing conditions of Panton Hill.
Wine is intense, fruity and complex and does very well in the cellar. The low rainfall, careful cropping with yields averaging 1.5 T per acre and long growing periods contribute to this. Gourmet platters are there to enjoy with the estate grown and produced wines - dry, sweet, sparkling and fortified.
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