The Hanging Rock Winery was established in 1983 and is located in Australia’s coolest grape growing region; The Macedon Ranges, just an easy one hour drive from Melbourne.
In 1982 with a wealth of knowledge behind them, John & Ann Ellis decided to purchase a block of land to fulfill their ambition to building their own winery. The bare block they chose, known as ‘Jim Jim’ was ideal - ultra cool climate, south facing with decomposing basalt soil - a perfect site for realising their dream of producing Australia’s finest sparkling wine.
Whilst they decided to build in the Macedon Ranges they have always had a love and affiliation with Heathcote as a Shiraz growing region. In 1992 they and Athol Guy (of ‘Seekers’ fame) planted the ‘Athol’s Paddock’ Vineyard to produce the highly acclaimed ‘Heathcote Shiraz’.
Today The Hanging Rock Winery is the largest winery in the Macedon Ranges. It boasts an extensive range of wines which showcases some of the best regions in Victoria. The goal has always been to select premium grapes from areas of Victoria best suited to the particular variety.
Passion and expertise has resulted in an exciting and extensive range of wines which we hope will give you as much joy as it does to us.