incorporating the Burke & Wills, Dig Tree and Pattison wine labels
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About Burke & Wills Winery
"Mr Burke's Famourite Big Red" - Heathcote Shiraz



Cellar door by appointment. (03) 54 255 400

Email order or enquiry: wineandmusic@bigpond.com
(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 the 2012 vintage at our Malmsbury vineyard. Lovely fresh fruit flavours, lively fine bead and mousse, and hints of nutty yeasty overtones following time on yeast lees.
Bottle: $30 - Dozen: $350
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2015 Dig Tree Pinot Gris

A full flavoured white in the Alsatian Pinot Gris style, rather then the lighter and more acidic Italian Pinot Griggio style. Abundant nashi pear on the nose and a palate rendering rich ripe fruitiness with a clean dry finish.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195
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2014 Dig Tree Viognier

Beautifully aromatic, packed with stone fruit aromas and flavours of peach and apricot, and a lovely silky smooth mouth feel. Follows on from the 2012 which was judgedthe top white wine at the 2013 Heathcote Wine Show.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195
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2015 Burke & Wills Mia Mia Gewurztraminer

The eighth vintage from our new home vineyard, and a very limited release. Has all the aromatic and spicy hallmarks of a dry cool climate gewurz.
94 points by Halliday. Reviewed in Halliday mag June/July."Establishes its varietal make-up from the first whiff of its spiced lavender, rose and lychee fruit. The palate simply cofirming that which the bouquet promised."
Bottle: $28 - Dozen $300.
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2013 Dig Tree late-picked Viognier

From the very warm and dry 2013 vintage, this wine retains a little natural grape sugar in the spatlese style, and is both a beautifully fruity aperitif and a subtle dessert wine ... really good with Tiramasu.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195
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2011 Burke & Wills Camp 5 Shiraz Cabernet Merlot

from a cool year with abundant rain, this is a lighter but full-flavoured wine in a more Rhone valley than Heathcote style, and will particularly appeal to Pinot Noir and Beaujolais drinkers. A perfect lunchtime wine.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195
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2012 Dig Tree Merlot

Grown at Colbinabbib at the northern end of the Heathcote region. A rich and full-bodied Merlot but with the smooth softness that is typical of this particular member of the Cabernet family.
Bottle: $20 - Dozen: $220
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2010 Dig Tree Cabernets

A blend from our 3 vineyards in Heathcote and the Macedon Ranges. Firm structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon marries well with the mid palate fruit from Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, matured for 22 months in French oak.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195
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2010 Burke & Wills Vat 2 Heathcote Shiraz

Very typical of the region, with warm generous fruit flavours combining with the sweet and fragrant American oak. Very much the type of wine Heathcote Shiraz fans are looking for.
Bottle: $28 - Dozen: $300
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2012 Burke & Wills Camp 5 Shiraz Cabernet Merlot

Closely related to the Vat 2 Shiraz above, 70% shiraz, with the addition of the Cabernet and Merlot adding a fruit-driven dimension highlighting red and black berry aromas.
Bottle: $20 - Dozen: $220
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2014 Mr.Burke's Favourite Big Red

A hugely fruity and aromatic Heathcote Shiraz made from super-ripe grapes and full of sweetly rich grape flavours, new American oak, and 15%+ alcohol. Named after our Clydesdale Mr. Burke (aka 'Clomp) because of his love of molasses. One of the few wines with enough fruit to match most Asian foods.
Bottle: $20 - Dozen: $200 ! (i.e. $16.67 per bottle).
The story behind this wine.
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2013 Burke & Wills Vat 1 Shiraz

The fourth release of Shiraz from our home vineyard at Mia Mia. Lively red fruits combined with French oak elegance. One of our flagship wines.
95 points by Halliday "Heathcote at its best"

Bottle: $36 - Dozen: $395
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2013 Burke & Wills 'The Aristocrat' Cabernet Merlot

Classic Bordeaux style blend, including Cab. Franc, Cab. Sauv., Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, and matured in new and one year old French oak barrels. Our other flagship wine, and the winemaker's particular Holy Grail.
Gold medal - Heathcote wine show

Bottle: $36 - Dozen: $950
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Limited Release / Specialist Wines

2015 Pattison Family Reserve Chardonnay

Rich yet elegant White Burgundy-style blend fermented and matured in small French oak barrels.
Bottle: $25 - Dozen: $275
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2009 Pattison Family Reserve Pinot Noir

Vibrant Macedon Ranges Pinot with a generous and ripe bouquet and a silky stream of plum and cherry fruit. Public Choice Trophy for Best Wine Of Show at the Daylesford Wine Show. Silver medal rating from James Halliday.
Bottle: $35 - Dozen: $385
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WINE ORDERS.

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.

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DELIVERY.
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
Ghost Riders Pty Ltd T/A Burke & Wills Winery
ABN 64571 133807. Licence no. 32421650
Email: wineandmusic@bigpond.com


The Winery so far....


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 Folk 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.

 


Reviews


2016 Halliday Magazine Jun/Jul 2016
2015 Burke & Wills Mia Mia Heathcote Gewurztraminer.
"Establishes its varietal make-up from the first whiff of its spiced lavender, rose and lychee fruit, the palate simply confirming that which the bouquet promised.The fruit flavours are so exotic you might think the wine has residual sugar, but the sweetness is almost entirely that of the fruit and the important phenolics of the finish"



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


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