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.
Made from 60% chardonnay & 40% pinot noir, the aromas show freshly baked bread, apple & citrus fruits. The palate displays green apple, lemon & honeysuckle. The fine, creamy mousse and mineral line is framed by toasted brioche derived from its extended time on lees. Stored in our cellar for 40 months prior to disgorgement, its light bubble presents a fresh delicate finish.
The aromas show typical lemon, floral and exotic fruit. Citrus characteristics on the clean full palate contribute to a crisp flinty finish. Cool fermented in stainless steel preserves the absolute fruit purity. 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 full palate. A beautifully balanced wine with maximum fruit weight, it’s freshness remains all the way to the crisp dry finish.
The Elgee Park viognier is from one of the oldest plantings in Australia. The grapes are picked once the apricot & orange blossom aromas are evident. Typical apricot & spice characters blend into creaminess on the textured palate. With a long dry finish, it is perfect for immediate drinking.
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.
Deep ruby colour with smoked – spicearomas and hints of chocolate over dark rich cherry fruit. This complex yet subtle pinot noir shows savoury and red stone fruit flavours, with a fine backbone of soft fleshy tannins. The finish is silky with a spicy richness on the superb mid palate.
Harvested from the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest vines, planted in 1972, shows aromas of cassis, aniseed & dark chocolate. The palate shows ripe cool climate flavours of blackcurrant and cocoa. The cabernet gives length of flavour, whilst the merlot provides the velvety texture. Matured in French oak for 18 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.