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Inspired by the wines of the Rhone Valley
For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been at the forefront of the modern Victorian wine industry, and among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers.
The family have a long history of managing high quality vineyards in Victoria, from the Nagambie Lakes region to the Yarra Valley and Heathcote. Each estate vineyard is managed to produce sustainable, low yields for the highest quality possible.
The Merindoc philosophy is simple; we employ our understanding of the site, soil, and the seasons to craft wines that express the unique characteristics of our vineyards, this in turn ensures wines with a true regional identity.
The Merindoc range of wines is supported by two very different vineyards, Willoughby Bridge Vineyard, at Colbinabbin, Northern Heathcote has a warm continental climate and the well known Cambrian Red soil, whilst the Merindoc Vineyard, at Tooborac, the southern of the Heathcote region, is on the sweeping slopes of the Macedon Ranges and features granite soils and cool night temperatures.
The variety of climates and soil types between our two Heathcote Vineyards allows us to grow a wide range of varietals well suited to the different aspects of the Heathcote region not only creating a diverse range of wine styles but also requiring careful and adaptive viticultural expertise, to bring forth the best from each vine. In all, we grow over 2o different grape varieties making us one of the most diverse producers in the region.
Hand pruning, hand picking and training all give the vineyard staff an intimate knowledge of every slope, and every clone, allowing us to express a ‘’sense of place”.
As is often said, the best fertilizer is the vigneron’s footstep.
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