History & Geography
Situated in the picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek, Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant is located just 60km from the heart of Melbourne. Owners Matt Davis and Brad Atkins purchased their home block in Steels Creek and have been successfully making Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Blanc de Blanc and Rose for over 10 years. After purchasing the Melba Block, Matt and Brad, they have worked tirelessly in the new vineyard and cellar door to bring the vines in particular in line withe their growing practices and standards. The Melba Block is situated in Dixons Creek the vines are typical of those on the valley floor in terms of consistent sunshine, and distribution of rain. While their Home Block is situated at the very top of Steels Creek, it is more than 100 metres higher in elevation and is surrounded by natural bush. The Home Block is on a steep slope which adds to the complexity and minerality of the wine from this block.