Mitchelton Winery’s history can be traced over the decades with the continually unfolding narrative of its exceptional wines. The geological formation of the unique vineyard location has been forged through the pervasive influence of the Goulburn River’s shifting flow over millions of years. The river surrounds the vineyard on three sides, shaping the unique environment and climate of Mitchelton Estate and creating individual vineyards within a vineyard. Mitchelton’s team works in harmony with the land to unlock the best from each block through innovation and interaction with the soil. This intimate and focused approach creates wines of distinct personality, finesse and longevity.
The site’s history stretches back to 1836, when the explorer Major Thomas Mitchell crossed the river here on his 900 kilometre journey from Sydney to Port Phillip. A site for a township was surveyed which was to have been called Mitchellstown. Ross Shelmerdine called his fledgling winery Mitchelton, a derivation of Mitchellstown and the vineyard’s first sod was turned in 1969. Don Lewis joined former Seppelts winemaker Colin Preece for the fledgling winery’s first vintage in 1973, and assumed the winemaker’s mantle when Preece retired in 1974.
03 5736 2222
470 Mitchellstown Road,
Mitchellstown VIC 3608
Cellar Door Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Restaurant Door Opening Hours:
Thursday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm