❁ Shadowfax (Geelong) www.shadowfax.com.au
Mansion group K Road, Werribee, VIC 3030
Tel: 03 9731 4420 Fax: 03 9731 4421
Shadowfax (a name taken from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings) established in 2000, is an exciting operation based in Werribee Park between Melbourne and Geelong. Sourcing small parcels of the best grapes from a number of districts, young Matt Harrop has the responsibility of producing wines to match the high standards set by the acclaimed Mansion Hotel, but has a stunning winery in which to do so. There is a full but tightly structured Chardonnay, characterful, textured Pinot Noir (both made from Geelong and Yarra Ranges fruit), and vibrant, spicy, fruit-driven Shiraz from a number of sites. Premium single vineyard wines in heavy black-labelled bottles promise still more. A Macedon Ranges Chardonnay is tautly structured but with ample flesh to its bones. Geelong Pinot Noir is boldand full-flavoured with lots of breadth and extract (if deficient in charm for the present). Two single vineyard Shirazes from lowyielding Heathcote fruit were also first made in 2001: both Pink Cliffs and One Eye are concentrated, meaty, intense examples with obvious potential but requiring 10 years’ cellaring. Viognier, Pinot Gris and unusual K Road Sangiovese/Merlot/Shiraz have also been produced.
To find out more about Shadowfax and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide here..
Or indeed you can check out the Main Guide that is 2250 pages, reviews over 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines here …