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
Tasting Notes
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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 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.

 


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 the 2011 vintage at our Malmsbury vineyard. Lovely fresh fruit flavours, lively fine bead and mousse, and hints of nutty yeasty overtones following 2 years on yeast lees.
Bottle: $28 - Dozen: $300

Dig Tree Sparkling Red

predominantly 2008 Heathcote Shiraz (Mr. Burke's original favourite) with the addition of small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from 2004 for complexity. Extremely luscious, and too easy to drink!
Bottle: $25 - Dozen: $275


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 mouth feel. Judged the top white wine at the 2013 Heathcote Wine Show.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195


2013 Burke & Wills Mia Mia Gewurztraminer

The sixth vintage from our new home vineyard, and a very limited release. Has all the aromatic and spicy hallmarks of a dry cool climate gewurz.
Bottle: $25 - Dozen $275.


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


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


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.
Bottle: $18 - Dozen: $195


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


2006 Burke & Wills Camp 5 Shiraz

Elegant and savoury style 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


2012 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.
Bottle: $20 - Dozen: $180 ! (i.e. $15 per bottle).


2010 Burke & Wills Vat 1 Shiraz

The second 100% Shiraz from our home vineyard at Mia Mia. Lively red fruits combined with French oak elegance. One of our flagship wines.
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. Our other flagship wine, and the winemaker's particular Holy Grail.
Bottle: $35 - Dozen: $385

 


Limited Release / Specialist Wines

2008 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

2008 Pattison Family Reserve Pinot Noir

Vibrant Macedon Ranges Pinot with hints of strawberry and a crisp acidity that will ensure longevity. Matured in new French oak. Excellent food wine.
Bottle: $22 - Dozen: $240

 




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



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.

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
Fax: (03) 54 255 401
Ghost Riders Pty Ltd T/A Burke & Wills Winery
ABN 64571 133807. Licence no. 32421650
Email: wineandmusic@bigpond.com