Geoff Merrill Wines

Specialising in aged releases, Geoff Merrill has long been regarded as one of genuine characters of the Australian wine industry.

About the winery
Geoff Merrill Wines is a family owned winery based in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Established in 1980, Geoff Merrill’s wines are created for those with an appreciation for aged fine wines, providing a range for special occasion, gifting, celebrations and to be enjoyed with family and friends Geoff Merrill Wines are unique as we only release wines when we believe they are showing their best drinking flavours. Geoff Merrill Wines has held a ‘5 red star’ rating in theHalliday Wine Companion for six consecutive years

Learn more about Geoff Merrill Wines and their facilities at:

http://www.geoffmerrillwines.com.au/

Location

McLaren Vale

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:30Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:30Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:30Thursday: 10:00 - 16:30Friday: 10:00 - 16:30Saturday: 12:00 - 16:30Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:30Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:30Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:30Thursday: 10:00 - 16:30Friday: 10:00 - 16:30Saturday: 12:00 - 16:30Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
No
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
Yes - see more
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
McLaren Vale
Country
Australia
Organic
No
Wines produced
Reserve Shiraz
Grape varieties
ChardonnayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
History & Geography
Built in 1897, Mount Hurtle Winery was set on 200 acres of prime Reynella hillside. The winery itself was innovative for its time, using the principles of gravity to feed wine throughout the cellars. Because of this, the building is now state heritage listed. Today, Mount Hurtle Winery is an oasis among suburbia, nestled in 4 acres of vineyards and landscaped gardens. It is hard to believe when Geoff purchased Mount Hurtle in 1985 it was a derelict building, run down and dilapidated. It required two years of love, hard work and special vision by Geoff and his supporters to restore the winery and vineyard to its former glory. While retaining an almost Tuscan charm, the original winery and the 1500 square metre barrel maturation cellar, completed in 1998, now perfectly copes with the rigors of modern day winemaking. A large family of geese and ducks also inhabit the winery grounds and dam near the front entrance to the estate.
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