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Hanging Rock Winery

88 Jim Rd, Newham, Victoria 3442, Australia
+61 3 5427 0542
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Didn’t even get in the door!

Called in 3pm on a long weekend Sunday. Rang doorbell twice and despite hearing someone inside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic wines - must visit

We have visited a lot of wineries in Victoria and SA and this will now join the list of favourites... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Jessica Z
Melbourne, Australia
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The Hanging Rock Winery was established in 1983 in the Macedon Ranges (Australia’s Coolest grape growing region), one hour drive from Melbourne, Victoria. The property was purchased by John & Ann Ellis who between them already had around 30 years industry of experience. Their aim was to make Australia’s best sparkling wine. Many who should know, believe that they have achieved this with their Macedon NV Brut L.D. Whilst they decided to build the dream in the Macedon Ranges their other passion has always been Heathcote as an outstanding Shiraz growing region. In 1994 they, and co-owner Athol Guy (of ‘Seekers’ fame), planted the ‘Athol’s Paddock’ Vineyard to produce the now iconic ‘Heathcote Shiraz’. Since then Hanging Rock has produced 2 other Heathcote Shiraz’s to showcase the styles the region can produce. The Hanging Rock Winery selects premium grapes from areas of Victoria best suited to that particular variety, as a result we have a wide range of wines to suit most styles and tastes.
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88 Jim Rd, Newham, Victoria 3442, Australia
+61 3 5427 0542
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in 3pm on a long weekend Sunday. Rang doorbell twice and despite hearing someone inside no-one came out to let us in. When we banged on the door heard someone say something but yet again no-one came. After a further 5 minutes our party...More

Thank Toastie24
Ruth M, Owner at Hanging Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm really sorry about this. I was there when you came, the door was open, I walked in right after you left. Our Cellar Door manager had a big handful of glasses and couldn't come to the door to let you in. I'm very sorry...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

We have visited a lot of wineries in Victoria and SA and this will now join the list of favourites. Beautiful complex wines - not a bad one for our palates and we can be picky. Definitely try the Riesling as this was delicious! Must...More

Thank Jessica Z
Ruth M, Owner at Hanging Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Jessica, Thank you for your great review. i'm so glad that you were so well looked after and that you enjoyed the wines. Being a small family business reading reviews like this is extra special for us as we put a lot of love...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is such a lovely spot for wine tasting. The wines were excellent, and the view of Hanging Rock makes a magnificent back drop. The person conducting the wine tasting was very knowledgable of the wines.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We called in during the Budburst Festival last weekend (we didnt plan to be there during the festival), and whilst the mini-bus loads of people hogging the tasting tables detracted from the experience, the people from the winery did their best to make us feel...More

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

When I arrived at the winery last Sunday there was a bus load of people there on a winery tour, and I thought I’d probably not get served or have to wait until they were finished. But I was pleasantly surprised the lovely man serving...More

Thank Louise B
Ruth M, Owner at Hanging Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hi Louise, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm so glad to hear that Andrew was still able to accommodate you despite the big bus and that you enjoyed the wines. I will show Andrew this review which is sure to make his...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Hanging Rock is an amazing place, but the winery of the same name is pretty average. Wines are nowhere near the quality of the wines we tried at Armstead Wines just outside of Heathcoat, Victoria. The person presenting the wine tasting gave off the suggestion...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited this winery today and were impressed. We arrived at 4.30pm and the lady/owner that served us was very friendly and helpful. The view of the hanging rock from the winery was stunning. We are looking forward to visiting the winery...More

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Ruth M, Owner at Hanging Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you so much for coming to visit us and for the great review. it was lovely to meet you. I hope you had a great rest of your weekend. Kind regards, Ruth

Reviewed 9 July 2017

The wines were presented by Deb, who not only gave us lots of information about the wine but also made it all sound so interesting. It wasn't just about tasting the wines but learning about the winery as well, which made it a wonderful experience....More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Seriously disappointing. Me and my partner visited for a tasting over the long weekend. When we arrived there was only a couple of other people there. The man didn't greet us or even say hello. As we approached the tasting bench he looked at us...More

Thank Bec N
Ruth M, General Manager at Hanging Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hi Bec, I'm so sorry to hear about your bad experience, I always hate to see reviews like this. I've spoken to our cellar door manager who is sorry to hear that you had such a bad time. Being in the industry you'll know that...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The winery and its surroundings are absolutely beautiful, sitting outside in the sunshine with a glass of the picnic was one of my favourite things to do. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and allow you to taste the wines before you buy if our...More

Thank VJGC83
Ruth M, Owner at Hanging Rock Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for coming yesterday, it was great to see you. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. We're working on having UK distribution. We'll let you know if that happens. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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6 March 2016|
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Response from Ruth M | Property representative |
Hi Lewis, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I'm afraid we haven't had accommodation here for nearly 10 years. To make it worse, the people who bought it are now using it as their home, so it is no longer accommodation... More