Producers To Watch Pt.1 - Murdoch Hill

The new decade is in full swing now folks. Hope all your New Year Resolutions are holding up!

To kick into the year in proper style we thought we'd give you a shortlist of hot producers for you to keep an eye on over the coming year.

Each one of these bourgeoning brands that will be featured in the blog this week are building quite a reputation. Their wines won't be hidden gems for long. Get out your Little Black Book and take note. 

First up...




Michael Downer, winemaker at the family-owned Murdoch Hill, has been on a serious hot streak over the last few years. From taking out the Young Gun of Wine award a couple of years back to his huge reviews and impressive wine show results, Michael just hasn't missed.

At the end of 2019, Michael cleaned up an astonishing seven trophies at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show. Seven. Including Wine of Show. Incredible acknowledgement from his peers for the outstanding work coming out of his winery.



"Younger gen winemaker Michael Downer is doing great things with his patch of Adelaide Hills. So much personality and interest in his quarry."

- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


This year, look for Murdoch Hill to cement itself as one of the leading producers in the Adelaide Hills. No longer a young gun on the rise, Michael and Murdoch Hill have fully arrived. See some of the newly released award-winning wines from them here.


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