2016 Lyons Will Chardonnay

Macedon Ranges, VIC

Seriously classy Chardonnay from a gun Macedon Ranges producer.



About The Wine

The Chardonnay vines on Lyons Will in the Macedon Ranges were planted in 1996.

The cool climate and favourable soils in this part of the world produce stunning Chardonnays of elegance and finesse. No exception here from Oli and Renata at Lyons Will.

This is a powerful wine with a distinct spine of minerality and a beautifully judged oak.

There's clearly something special happening at Lyons Will.

This Chardonnay is a class act and offers great value for money for those seeking premium expressions of cooler-climate Chardonnay.

About Lyons Will

Lyons Will is one of the hidden gems of the Macedon Ranges.

This stunning 4ha vineyard was originally planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 1996 by Bob and Barabara Farawell and has really blossomed since being purchased by husband and wife Oliver Rapson and Renata Morello.

Oli is a viticulturalist and saw the potential for this beautiful site. In 2013 they planted a small amount of Gamay and Riesling on the property which are thriving, as well as extending their plantings of Pinot Noir.

It's a small family operation. Oli and Renata craft the wines together, everything is done by hand with a strong emphasis on sustainability. Their first releases are electric. Lyons Will is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge from the Macedon Ranges in the last decade.

Sunrise over Lyons Will
Sunrise over Lyons Will
Macedon Ranges, VIC

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"20yo vines, hand-picked, destemmed, basket-pressed, fermented in French oak (30% new), matured for 12 months. Renata Morello has calmly taken all of the steps needed to bring the best out of what is clearly high quality fruit. The fruit/oak balance and integration are high class, as is the wine." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Picked and processed into wine on the 9th of March, 2016, this wine is hands on.

Grapes were basket pressed and juiced moved into tank to settle overnight before being moved into French oak barrels to ferment, where they stayed for 12 months with little intervention .

Our 20 year old vines were hand pruned, hand picked and carefully manicured throughout the season, ensuring only the best fruit goes into each bottle.


Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Renata pressing the Chardonnay
Renata pressing the Chardonnay
Macedon Ranges, VIC
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