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Sailors Falls Estate Vineyard

Sailors Falls Estate was established in 1999 by your hosts Robert & Margaret McDonald

Sailors Falls Estate vineyard is set on a rural property providing a tranquil setting to have a taste of their boutique hand cultured, cool climate wines such as pinot gris, pinot noir, gamay, rose, chardonnay and gewurtraminer.

These fine wines can be tasted just metres from the accomodation villas or can be purchased and coupled with wood fire pizzas in the outdoor dining area.

Tasting Picking 2014 winery

 

Daylesford has a rich history in wine production dating from the 1860s. In 1892 there were 30 growers. Our vineyard is family owned, and the vines were planted by hand in 1999.

Our wines are grown at altitude [620 m above sea level]. We are one of the coldest grape growing vineyards in Australia, producing high-quality cool climate wines with high natural acidity and intense yet elegant structure. We use dry farming methods and utilise responsible growing techniques, spraying routines and environmentally sustainable practices. We hand pick our grapes and use local wine makers

Tasting notes:

Pinot Gris [2016 and 2017]

2017 exhibits Bright straw colour with aromas of citrus and pear with a strong acid drive and a fresh mineral taste on the palate. Finely textured tannins and lingering acidity. Perfect to accompany Asian foods, chicken and fish. “The red wine drinkers white wine” The 2017 vintage is lighter and more like a Pinot Grigio in character due to a different ripening season. Compare.

Chardonnay [2016]

Light gold/green colour with an intense nose. It has lively fruit characters with a long clean and dry fruit driven finish on the palate with hints of lime and lemon evident. This wine would complement fish and chicken dishes A wine on the way back.

Chardonnay/Gewurztraminer blend [2017]

A unique blend with a Chardonnay character but with a fine Gewurztraminer finish on the back palate. Perfect for summer drinking and to accompany Asian foods and fish.

Rose’ [Gamay and Pinot Noir blend] [2016 and 2017] beautiful light pink in colour with a raspberry/cherry taste and a fine acid finish. The Gamay and Pinot Noir blend is perfect, and you can taste hints of both grapes here. A unique blend ideal for summer drinking on the balcony or veranda.

Sparling Rose’ [Gamay and Pinot Noir blend] [2014]

Made in the French method traditional style from a rare blend of Gamay and pinot noir in the Macedon Ranges tradition. A beautiful pink colour with light bead complexity

Finding our wines:

  • Take a taste and make a purchase at the cellar door : 11am to 5pm weekends and public holidays (Other times by appointment)

Our high quality wines can also be enjoyed at the following Hepburn/Macedon establishments:


 

Or purchase our complete range from:

Wines

 

"A wine with love handles" & “A wine that goes beautifully with all foods" – Age 29/01/2005

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