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Windy Ridge Wines

Windy Ridge Wines

Windy Ridge Winery vineyard was planted in 1978 by Dr Chris Hill. We built the winery, and made the first wines in 1988. Each year since then, except 1992 & 1993, up until it closed in 2015 it produced PINOT NOIR and a CABERNET SAUVIGNON & MALBEC blend. They also offered tiny quantities of dry TRAMINER.

Being the southern-most winery on the Australian mainland (approximately 150km/95miles south-east of Melbourne, within 5km/3miles of the coast overlooking WILSON'S PROMONTORY; Latitude 38.6 degrees South) the unirrigated grapes riped slowly, developing intense varietal flavours and deep rich colours in the reds. After open vat fermentation & soft basket pressing, they matured the red wines for up to five years in a mix of old and new French &/or American oak. When released, the unfiltered wines continued to develop in fruitiness and complexity, and slowly soften and improve for at least 8 to 10 years from the year of vintage.

All of the table wines produced were 100% grown, made and bottled at Windy Ridge by the owners. They also made a 1986 Wood Aged Port from South Australian grapes: oak matured for 14 years.

BOTTLESWINDY RIDGE WINERY was opened September 1995.

Total annual production was 300 dozen bottles from one hectare of Pinot Noir; two thirds of a hectare of Cabernet Sauvignon and a few rows of Malbec; one hectare of Traminer.

The winery was OPEN FOR CELLAR DOOR TASTINGS AND SALES most holiday weekends.

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