When Dr Peter Mc Mahon planted the first vines at Seville Estate in 1972, it marked the rebirth of the Yarra Valley as a premium wine region. By the end of the that decade Dr Mc Mahon and his wife Margaret, along with producers such as Mount Mary, Yeringberg, Yarra Yering, St Huberts and the like were fashioning wines that served to re establish the lofty reputation the Yarra had enjoyed in the 19th century. From its first vintage, Seville Estate quickly established itself as one of the Yarra Valleys finest producers. Surprisingly in a region more renowned for its red wines produced from Cabernet and Pinot Noir, its was the Seville Estate Shiraz that received the most attention quickly becoming one of Victorias most sought after wines Today 35 years after Peter and Margaret started the dream; Seville Estate enters its third phase. A new generation of the Mc Mahon family has also become involved in Seville Estate. Peter and Margaret’s grandson, Dylan McMahon is now the winemaker following the passion ignited a generation before. The Van Der Meulens, who ran their own successful design and construction company G & M Building Group in Brisbane for 18 years, have long been passionate about wine and looked at several wineries around the country before settling on Seville. They bought the property from the controlling group of partners led by CEO Robert Hawkins and winemaker Iain Riggs (from Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley). The Van Der Meulens moved to the winery, located off theMonbulk-Seville Road, in December 2005.
Situated on a ridge of red volcanic soil overlooking the upperYarraValley– hidden from the well-trodden tracks of the mainstream, the soils at Seville Estate are extremely fertile red to grey volcanic, over a clay base.
The vines are substantially dry grown, as irrigation is only used when the vines are under extreme stress.