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.
Made in a full- bodied, rich style; Once picked it develops ripe pear and almond flavours.
Fermented in old barrels with some less stirring complements the richness of the fruit.
Poached pear and almond predominate, folding into the delicate palate. A beautifully balanced
wine with maximum fruit weight, it’s complex & layered on 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!
Harvested 17th March. Golden straw in colour, this wine exhibits nectarines, nuts and creamed honey on the nose.
The elegant palate shows intense stone fruit and citrus overtones. The middle palate softens with creamy, spicy oak characters on the exceptional balanced finish.
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.
Aromas of cassis, cedar & dark chocolate evolve into decadent levels of cocoa & blackcurrant on the rich palate. The cabernet sauvignon contribution heralds the firm tannins & length of flavour, whilst the merlot provides the velvety texture. Matured in French oak for 20 months, the finish is long & seductive.
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.