About The Wine
It's such a close-knit community amongst wine growers and makers in North-East Victoria.
When a horrific storm decimated the Mayford vineyard in 2016, local producers came to Eleana and Bryn's rescue.
Peter Bartholomew and Donna Pelka of the Wanted Man vineyard in Heathcote donated some Shiraz, as did Bob McNamara from the Alpine Valleys, a little fruit from the Indigo vineyard in Beechworth also found its way to Mayford. Eleana put the pieces together and the resulting wine is fabulous.
A testament to the resilience of the small wine growers of North-East Victoria.
Campbell Mattinson rated it 93 points. If you're a Mayford fan, this is great value Shiraz from them with a heart-warming backstory.
Mayford has been a work in progress since 1995, now they are one of the leading producers in the Alpine Valley. Setting the bar high, are Eleana Anderson and Bryan Nicholson. Very high indeed.
They only produce four wines from their bucolic estate; Chardonnay, Shiraz, one of the country’s best Tempranillo and a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet which shows immense promise.
Bryan tends the vines, Eleana makes the wines. From the vine to the bottle, this couple do it all themselves. Small batches of wine with only quality in mind.
A jewel in the crown for the Alpine Valleys and Porepunkah region.