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Our vineyard is situated on the eastern slopes of Murradoc Hill, on the Bellarine Peninsula, with views over Swan Bay and the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

Our vineyard is situated on the eastern slopes of Murradoc Hill, on the Bellarine Peninsula, with views over Swan Bay and the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

The vineyard is named after the colonial clipper “Mermerus” that sailed in this area in the late 1800’s. The cool maritime climate with prevailing winds from Bass Strait to the south produce naturally low yielding vines with intense and delicate fruit flavours.

Our aim is to produce wines that elegantly reflect the terrior of this beautiful part of the Geelong wine region.

Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1996, and the winery was built in 2000. Handpicking, gentle handling of fruit in small lots, and traditional labour intensive winemaking methods including wild yeast fermentation are used to help preserve a sense of place and individuality in our wines.

The winery is now open every Sunday from 11am til 4pm for direct sales and tastings, or by appointment.

Features

  • Cellar Door

Winery Details

Year Established: 1996
Owners: Paul and Jennifer Champion
Winemaker: Paul Champion
Viticulturist: Jennifer Champion
Cellar Manager: Andrew Leigh
Employees: 1
Avg. Tonnes crushed / grown: 10
Hectares under vine in Geelong: 2.5

Awards

2015 Geelong Wine Show Trophy, Best Pinot Noir, Mermerus 2014 Pinot Noir
2014 Geelong Wine Show Gold Medal, 2013 Mermerus Shiraz.
2014 Melbourne Wine Awards Gold medal, 2013 Mermerus Pinot Noir.
2008 International Cool Climate Wine Show Silver (Pinot Noir 2006)

Wine Varieties

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Shiraz

60 Soho Road, Drysdale
03 5253 2718
www.mermerus.com.au

CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Open Sunday’s from 11am – 4pm from October to June long weekend

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