Seville Estate has been named Winery of the Year by James Halliday at the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Awards, announced at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne last night.
The winery’s 2017 releases include 10 wines awarded with 95 points or more including its signature Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ranges.
Chief winemaker and general manager Dylan McMahon said he was honoured to accept the award.
“Seville Estate has been consistently producing great wines ever since my grandfather Peter McMahon first planted the vineyard,” he says.
“I feel the success is attributed to a combination of factors: location, vine material and a good understanding of the vineyard that can be translated into the winemaking.
“My grandmother Margaret chose this site for its sheer beauty and it was Pete’s drive and determination to make great cool climate wines from it. Our team work hard to ensure this vision continues.”
The Seville Estate 2017 wine release was produced from 26 acres of estate vineyard and will be released on allocation from Friday 5 October.
An hour’s drive from Melbourne, Seville Estate is located in the foothills of Mount Dandenong at the start of the Yarra River. The winery boasts a recently refurbished cellar door, onsite accommodation and weekend restaurant providing lunch and dinner.
Founded in 1972, Seville Estate has been at the forefront of the modern Yarra Valley wine movement for 40 years.
“While other wineries plant in proven grounds, Seville Estate’s roots are set in the soil of the Upper Yarra Valley at an elevation of 200 metres, away from the valley crowds,” Dylan says.
“The cooler climate is expressed in its signature shiraz, pinot noir and chardonnay wines.”
The winery is owned by wine retailer Yiping Wang and managed by Dylan.
Other Halliday Wine Companion Award Winners:
Winemaker of the Year – Julian Langworthy of Deep Woods.
Wine of the Year – Duke’s Vineyard 2017 Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling.
Best Value Winery – Provenance Wines.
Best New Winery – Mewstone Wines.
Dark Horse of the Year – Principia.