Mitchelton 50th Anniversary of the Planting of the Vines
Mitchelton is celebrating 50 years since the first vine plantings at Nagambie winery, Mitchelton Estate, by Melbourne entrepreneur Ross Shelmerdine and wine industry icon, Colin Preece in 1969. This August, Mitchelton is celebrating 50 years since the first vine plantings. In celebration of the milestone all diners eating dinner at The Muse from Monday 19th August - Sunday 25th August will receive a complimentary glass of Mitchelton NV Cuvée on arrival.
Founded by Shelmerdine in 1967, the dynamic duo chose the Mitchelton site – an old grazing property – prized for its climate, soil and proximity to the waterways, the mighty Goulburn River. The first vines were planted two years later in 1969.
Diners eating dinner at fabulous The Muse from Monday 19th August - Sunday 25th August will receive a complimentary glass of Mitchelton NV Cuvée on arrival.
“Our wines are the heart and soul of what we do at Mitchelton and wines are central to bringing people together. To see people enjoying our wines in social settings at the Estate brings a great sense of pride. These first plantings have set the foundations for Mitchelton’s long standing commitment to Victorian wine making and today, we remain committed to producing award winning wines of exceptional regional and varietal character.” Said Mitchelton Managing Director Andrew Ryan.
Situated on the verdant banks of the Goulburn River, the Nagambie Estate is home to 108 hectares of nurtured vines consisting of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Marsanne, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Grenache. In addition to its reputation as a great regional wine producer, Mitchelton has firmly established itself as a tourism destination, bolstered by the 58-room Hotel and Day Spa to accompany The Muse Restaurant, Australia’s largest commercial collection of Aboriginal Art and Cellar Door.
Mitchelton and Preece Wines are available online and within select Dan Murphys and Independent Wine outlets.