Meet the Winemakers

"Wine growing is an art

a bond of hospitality,
pride to the host and
good humour to his friend"

Hubert De Castella 1886
Swiss-Australian Winemaker
John Bull's Vineyard

The first vineyard emerged in the early 1970s named after its location, Murrindindi Vineyards. It was founded by the Cuthbertson family, but sadly, the old Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon vines have been pulled out in recent years. The vineyard boom in Victoria of the mid to late 1990s also extended to the Shire of Murrindindi. Vineyards are concentrated around the district of Murrindindi and Limestone near the Melba Highway and the Cathedral Range near the Maroondah Highway.

From the first vines planted until the present, wineries in Murrindindi are family-owned. The local winemakers have a hands-on approach and often manage the viticultural and winemaking aspects of their business. Winemaking starts in the vineyard, and it is the uniqueness of boutique wineries to marry the growing and making of the wines.

Meet the people who are passionate about their vineyard and craft!

Click on the images to meet the local winemakers.

Download the Murrindindi Winemakers map