The Kyneton Ridge Estate- Winery using the Best Grapes
The Kyneton Ridge Estate winery was set up in the 1990s by the Russel and Boucher families after waiting for long to find the right property. The first vines were planted here in 1997, and the grapes are used to make their signature wines. Apart from using their own grapes, they also source grapes from the region’s best growers for their wines. Later, the Wood family purchased the winery and run it with the Ridge ArtSpace and the Ridge Café. In 2020, the winery will get a renovation to make it better and evolve the experience for visitors to the estate.
Climate and Grape Varieties
Kyneton Ridge winery is located in the Macedon Ranges and is a cool-climate vineyard. The area gets good annual rainfall and has granitic soil that is perfect for the cultivation of Pinot Noir grape. Other than Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon are also used for the production of their high-quality red, white, and sparkling wines. The owners live on the site and supervise all the work done in the vineyards and the cellar. Currently, the company is in the process of making the vineyards biodynamic and organic.
Using Biodynamic Methods
Most of the work is done manually here, including the handpicking of grapes. The use of biodynamic methods and organic compost for farming help to keep the wines natural.
There is no use of any chemical fertilizers or herbicides.
All the vines are pruned by hands, and only the best grapes are selected for winemaking. Guests are welcome to visit their cellar door to taste and purchase their great collection of wines.