2017 Lyons Will Gamay

Macedon Ranges, VIC

First release of Gamay from this extremely exciting producer. Vibrant, perfumed, gorgeous drinking.


Categories: $35 - $50, Gamay, Lyons Will, Red, VIC, Wines

About The Wine

The 2017 vintage is the inaugural release of the Lyons Will Gamay.

 Inspired by the finest wines of Beaujolais, Oli and Renata decided to plant Gamay on their small vineyard in the foothills of the Cobaw State Forest in 2013.

The wine is made with traditional winemaking techniques, utilising carbonic maceration during ferment and only old oak for maturation.

The first release is stunning. It's a crisp-edged, medium bodied red with a tonne of vibrant fruit and a stack of charisma.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered, don't be concerned if there's some sediment in the bottle. That's all part of the fun.

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

DDS review

Purple with garnet rims, it smell fantastic. A torrent of forest fruits, green herb and purple flowers. Sweet/sour berry fruits and a wisp of fine, feathery tannin. A crunch to close. Juicy but with nice tension and shape. Lovely Gamay. Cracking first release. - Different Drop Wine Team

DDS review

"Lyons Will Estate also harvested its inaugural crop, producing an elegant and pretty expression of the grape." - Max Allen (Gourmet Traveller WINE)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Our debut Gamay was handpicked from young vines on the 14th of April 2017. Inspired by Beaujolais winemaking techniques, one-third of the wine was made through traditional semi-carbonic maceration style, whilst the remaining two-thirds were fermented in open vat, all solids were basked pressed and then combined once they saw through 10 months in old French barriques. The wine is unfiltered and unfined.

Our production for this vintage was just under 1 tonne per acre resulting in a limited production.


Blend : Gamay (100%)
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Oli in the vineyard
Oli in the vineyard
Macedon Ranges, VIC
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