Warramate Wines is a small, independently owned vineyard in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. It was established in 1970 on a spectacular north-facing slope overlooking the central Yarra Valley.
With plantings of Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay it produces wines of distinction, depth and intensity from its hand-tended and non-irrigated vines.
Jack and June Church first started planting vines in 1969 after an extensive search throughout Victoria for a plot that would be suitable for their dream vineyard.
Dr Bailey Carrodus from Yarra Yering had just started planting vines on his property below the Warramate site that Jack and June Church eventually settled on.
On the other side of Maddens Lane, Guillaume de Pury had begun to re-establish the vineyard at Yeringberg, while Dr John Middleton’s Mount Mary was established a few years later.
Coldstream Hills was then established by James and Suzanne Halliday in 1985 when Warramate Wines was celebrating its 15th birthday.