2019 Sutton Grange Fairbank Syrah

Bendigo, VIC

Phenomenal Bendigo Syrah - Champion Wine of Show at the 2022 National Wine Show!



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Categories: Sutton Grange
A wine you can sink yourself into.

Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)

About This Wine

Winemaker Mel Chester, has certainly done some wonderful things with Sutton Grange, and the depth, and value for money element to the Fairbank range, is at the top of the list.

Northern Rhone in style, hence Syrah and not Shiraz, the nose is lifted with notes of dark and wild fruits and berries, alongside spicy depth. Medium bodied and juicy, there is loads of complexity and flavour, balanced with driving tannin and subtle oak spices to finish.

This wine nails it, everything you want in an Aussie Syrah, with boatloads of value.


About Sutton Grange

Based just south of Bendigo in Victoria, Sutton Grange was established in 1998, based on a conversation over lunch about how suitable the property was for grape growing.

With a well-established vineyard now, the story of this winery had to revolve around the winemaker and Mrs do-everything, Melanie Chester.

Mel is a dynamic personality, and a fantastic forward thinking winemaker who has total control of the entire winemaking process from vineyard to bottle. Organic farming across the estate vineyards, with a focus on both classic and emerging varietals and styles; the Sutton Grange, and second label Fairbank wines, provide exceptional variety, and value for money.

Simply put, Mel makes wines that people want to drink. And as the 2018 winner of the YGOW People’s Choice Awards, its seems we’re not alone in thinking that!

Sutton Grange vineyards
Sutton Grange vineyards
Bendigo, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

100% Syrah Organically farmed, 100% Hand picked in March 2019. 30% whole bunch fermentation with 10 days on skins, and pump overs daily. 30% cold soaked for 3 days before primary fermentation. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Aged in barrel for 10 months 23% new oak Blended and Bottled in Jan 2020.


Blend : Syrah (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Melanie Chester
Winemaker Melanie Chester
Bendigo, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s a generous, medium- to full-bodied red with rich, ripe plum flavours flowing into peppercorn, malt, twiggy herbs, star anise and cedar wood. It feels soft in the mouth even as it delivers sure, strong flavour. This is a good red wine. It has shape. polish and style but it has impact too. It’s a wine you can sink yourself into." Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front) 

Halliday Wine Companion

"Fairbank shows the other side of the syrah coin, the plummy, juicy, sweet-fruited side that offers excellent early drinking, with the promise of some medium-term ageing. Brilliant purple hues, bright, jubey, cassis, plum and concentrated spice. Balance, texture and good length on display, together with some signature bush mint. It's all here." Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion) 

DDS review

2022 National Wine Show - Prime Minister's Champion Wine of Show Trophy


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