Previously Lancefield Winery, now Burke and Wills Winery
incorporating the Burke & Wills, Dig Tree and Pattison wine labels


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About Burke & Wills Winery
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The Winery so far....

Burke & Wills Winery:
In May 2004 Andrew Pattison sold his established Lancefield Winery to move 15 kms. north onto the Burke & Wills Track and into the slightly warmer Heathcote wine region. The new Burke & Wills Winery, on rich red volcanic soil, continues the Lancefield Winery tradition of quality boutique wine at affordable prices with the Burke & Wills, Dig Tree and Pattison labels, and becomes home to occasional concert events and the annual March festival, (once the Lancefield Winery Folk Festival now the Burke & Wills Festival.)

History of the wineries.
Andrew Pattison's first vineyard was planted between 1982 and 1984, four kms from Lancefield on the Woodend Road. The winery was licensed as Lancefield Winery and open for business in 1985, making it the seventh licensed winery in the Macedon Ranges, Kyneton and Sunbury regions, an area which now has over thirty wineries.

In 1993 the property was sold, and has become Glen Erin Vineyard Retreat. Meanwhile Andrew Pattison relocated the Lancefield Winery business to a new site deep in the secluded bush and boulder country ten miles north of Lancefield, at Emu Flat, between Baynton and Tooborac.

A vineyard of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Merlot was established there on northerly slopes of granitic sand soil, and being one of the most northerly vineyards in the Macedon Ranges, and over The Divide, it was one of the region's warmer sites, with spectacular ripening results. In the meantime Lancefield Winery also managed an unirrigated red volcanic soil vineyard on a steep northerly slope at Pipers Creek, near Kyneton. The Emu Flat vineyard was sold in 2004 (now Wili Wilia Winery) and the winery relocated to the new property to become Burke & Wills Winery.


Tasting Notes & Cellar Door / Mail Order prices.
(Free delivery locally and Melbourne for dozen or mixed dozen lots)

Current Release wines

Pattison Family Reserve 'Macedon'

Sparkling Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made predominantly from the last crop we picked at our old Emu Flat / Lancefield Winery vineyard in 2004. Lovely fresh fruit flavours, lively fine bead and mousse, nutty yeasty overtones following 4 years on yeast lees.
Bottle: $28 - Dozen: $300

2006 Dig Tree Unwooded Chardonnay

Fresh & grapey fruit driven yet dry wine, a product of the cool climate and early bottling. Developing into a fine Chablis style.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195

2012 Dig Tree Viognier

Beautifully aromatic, packed with stone fruit aromas and flavours of peach and apricot, and a lovely silky smooth moiuth feel.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195

2012 Burke & Wills Mia Mia Gewurztraminer

The fifth vintage from our new home vineyard, and a very limited release. Has all the aromatic and spicy hallmarks of a dry cool climate gewurz.

2008 Dig Tree Pinot Noir

Ripe strawberry and cherry flovours and a velvety smooth palate. Complex earthy flavours integrated with French oak and lively acidity that should ensure longevity..
Bottle: $20 - Dozen: $220

2008 Dig Tree Merlot

Grown at Axedale on the border of Bendigo and Heathcote regions. A rich and full-bodied Merlot but with the smooth softness that is typical of this particular member of the Cabernet family.
Bottle: $19.50 - Dozen: $200

2008 Dig Tree Cabernets

Grown at Malmsbury in the Macedon Ranges. Extremely approachable fruit driven blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, matured in French oak. On a par with the Pattison Family Reserve Cab. Merlot
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195

2009 Burke & Wills Vat 2 Heathcote Shiraz

Very typical of the region, with warm generous fruit flavours combining with the sweet and fragrant American oak.
Bottle: $28 - Dozen: $300

2006 Burke & Wills Camp 5 Shiraz

Elegant and savourysyle from the cooler, southern end of Heathcote. French and American oak. Excellent food wine.
Bottle: $22 - Dozen: $240

2007 Burke & Wills Camp 5 Shiraz Cabernet Merlot

Closely related to the Shiraz above, with the addition of the Cabernet and Merlot adding a fruit-driven dimension highlighting red and black berry aromas.
Bottle: $20 - Dozen: $220


2009 Burke & Wills Vat 1 Shiraz

The first 100% Shiraz from our home vineyard at Mia Mia. Lively red fruits combined with French oak elegance. (94 points from James Halliday)
Bottle: $32 - Dozen: $350

2009 Burke & Wills 'The Aristocrat' Cabernet Merlot

Classic Bordeaux style blend, including Cab. Franc, Cab. Sauv., Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, and matured in French and Russian oak barrels.
Bottle: $35 - Dozen: $385




Limited Release / Specialist Wines

2006 Pattison Family Reserve Chardonnay

Rich yet elegant White Burgundy-style Macedon Ranges chardonnay fermented and matured in small French oak barrels.
Bottle: $22 - Dozen: $240

2007 Pattison Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot

Our 'biggest' Cab Merlot yet and judged the top Cabernet at the 2009 Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition. Predominantly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, plus lesser amounts of Merlot, Cab. Franc and Malbec, all from the Malmsbury vineyard.
Bottle: $28 - Dozen: $300

2005 Pattison Family Reserve Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 was an abundant year for grape sugars and for Malbec grapes. This was the first time our 16 year old Malmsbury Malbec had reached 13 Baumé and there was enough of it to create this special blend. A rare and interesting wine with crisp fruit intensity, subtle french oak and clean, clear line and length.
Bottle: $35 - Dozen: $385

Museum Stock / Collectors' items

2007 Burke & Wills Camp 5 Shiraz

A BIG Shiraz from a very warm, extremely low cropping year in an unirrigated vineyard. Deep rich fruit flavours and new American oak. 5 stars and 94 points from James Halliday.
Bottle: $30 - Dozen: $330

Andrew Pattison's 2001 Pattison Reserve French Oak Shiraz carried off both the Best Red Wine and Best Wine Of Show trophies at 2003 Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition, with James Halliday chairing the judging panel. Andrew also picked up seven other silver and bronze medals, including the third silver for Pattison 2001 Cabernet Merlot and the second silver for Lancefield White Heather unoaked Chardonnay


To order wine; email, fax, phone, or mail your order via one of the communication mediums below. We will then contact you to confirm payment details and method.

There is no delivery charge for orders of a dozen or more bottles in the Melbourne metropolitan, through Macedon Ranges to Bendigo area. $10 per case for mail to otherparts of Victoria, $ 15 to $40 + per case interstate depending on location.

89 Coombes Lane
Mia Mia Vic 3444
Tel: (03) 54 255 400
Fax: (03) 54 255 401
Ghost Riders Pty Ltd T/A Burke & Wills Winery
ABN 64571 133807. Licence no. 32421650