Elgee Park offers a select range of award-winning wines, made under contract by celebrated winemaker Geraldine McFaul. The vineyard has thrived through the passion of the vigneron, the skills of winemakers and viticulturists, the quality of the fruit and oak, and the care taken in nurturing the vines. Elgee Park vines produce premium grape varieties of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The creamy palate displays green apple, citrus & honey suckle with notes of lemon myrtle playing a secondary role. The fine creamy mousse & mineral line is framed by toasted brioche derived from its extended time on lees.
Shows pure lime & rose, and some subtle flint/mineral notes. These citrus and floral
characteristics on the delicate palate finish with a crisp acid balance.
Fermentation in stainless steel contributes to the freshness. Perfect for early drinking but
will develop complex toasty flavours over the medium term.
Once picked it develops ripe pear and almond flavours.
Fermented in old barrels with some lees stirring complements
the richness of the fruit. Poached pear and a soft nuttiness
fold into a delicate palate.
A beautifully balanced wine with maximum fruit weight,
it’s freshness remains all the way to the crisp dry finish.
2016 was ideal for the normally late ripening Viognier, with the old vines reaching full
ripeness early. The grapes are picked once the apricot & orange blossom aromas are evident.
Retaining fresh acidity & typical apricot & passionfruit flavours, it also shows an element of
creaminess on the textured palate. Perfect for immediate enjoyment & will classically mature.
Light straw in colour with delicate aromas of apricots, pears & orange blossom, marry with the sweet florals of this late harvest viognier. It explodes on the middle palate with musk and stone fruit. Spicy characteristics with some acidity come into play on the refreshing elegant finish: Yum!
Pale chartreuse - golden straw in colour. The aroma has intensely
perfumed nectarine with a hint of honey. The palate is balanced with stone fruit, nuts, fresh
citrus & creamed honey. Matured in French oak for 11 months, adding texture and complexity,
finishing with exceptional balance.
After a mild growing season with an excellent sunny & warm January, February & March produce a wine with beautiful aromas of dark cherries and earthy spices. The persistent palate of black cherries that linger into a spicy mid palate richness with a silky finish. Maturation in French oak barrels for 10 months, adds complexity and structure with a fine backbone of soft fleshy tannins.
Harvested from the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest vines, planted
in 1972, this wine shows aromas of cassis, aniseed & dark
chocolate. The liaison of blackcurrant and cocoa on the palate
sustained by fine tannins and oak balance. The cabernet gives
length of flavour, whilst the merlot provides the velvety texture.
Matured in French oak for 14 months, these old vines and skilled
winemaking contribute to a remarkable wine.
In the spring of 1972, Baillieu Myer AC planted 400 vines at Elgee Park, establishing the Peninsula’s first commercial vineyard and beginning the evolution of a premium label.
Elgee Park vineyard covers 4.5 hectares of sheltered, undulating land, enjoying a warm aspect in a cool maritime climate.
While some original vines remain, the varieties have diversified and the vineyardexpanded. Over 40-plus years Elgee Park has benefited from the vision of vigneron and owner Baillieu Myer AC, the dedication of the vineyard team led by Laurence Tedesco, and the talents of outstanding winemakers, namely Ian Hickinbotham, Stephen Hickinbotham, Henk Van Den Ham, Daniel Greene, Tod Dexter, Kevin McCarthy, Kathleen Quealy and Geraldine McFaul.
“It is small and personal and will remain that way. For me there is nothing I like more than working with the team – pruning, slashing, planting and picking.” Baillieu Myer AC (Elgee Park Vineyard The First Forty Years)
Elgee Park wines can be purchased through Merricks General Wine Store at Merricks, just down the road from the vineyard. Drop in to the gorgeous Wine Store to taste and buy or purchase online through Merricks General Wine Store website.