Reviews and Awards

  • 2024April 5th

    Listed in The Real Reivew Top Australian Wineries 2024

  • 2023July 26th

    2022 Macedon Ranges Victoria, Jim Jim Three Sauvignon Blanc - Max Cruz

    Wine Rating 9.4 / 10

    Sauvs blancs seem so rare these days in a sea of gris so they are a real treat, in our household at least. And so we treated ourselves, several times.

  • 2023July 26th

    2020 Bendigo Heathcote 'The Dilplomat' Cabernet Sauvignon - Max Crus

    Wine Rating 9.3 / 10

    How apt for a wine for the occasion, so help save Dan and a bit of Victoria while enjoying a warming cabernet and dreaming of gold.

  • 2022November 5th

    2021 Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir- Trophy Best 2021 Pinot Noir & Best Red Wine- Daylesford Wine Show

  • 2022November 4th

    2022 The Jim Jim Three- Gold Medal- Other White Class- Daylesford Wine Show

  • 2022November 4th

    2021 Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir- Trophy Best Pinot Noir & Best Red Wine, Daylesford Wine Show 2022

  • 2022September 21st

    2020 The Diplomat Cabernet Sauvignon- Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon & Best Table Wine by a Small Producer

  • 2022September 21st

    2022 The Jim Jim Three- Top Gold Medal Ruthglen Wine Show, Other White Wines and Blends Class 2022

  • 2022July 30th

    2019 Cambrian Rise Shiraz - Best Young Shiraz & Best Shiraz at Heathcote Wine Show

    2019 was a traditionally warm and dry year in Heathcote. This is one of Heathcote’s major draw cards as there is little chance of disease which means that the vineyards can be run close to, if not organically. The resulting wine is what we come to expect from Heathcote, it’s rich and powerful with great tannin structure and a natural acid balance. 

  • 2022June 21st

    2019 Hanging Rock Jim Jim Pinot Noir

    Wine Rating: 92

    A good year for Jim Jim Pinot Noir, a warmer and drier year which is a luxury in one of the coldest wine growing regions in Australia, and a site that was planted with an aspect and orientation that was focused on sparkling wines.

    The wine was fermented with 25% whole bunches and aged in a mix of new and old French Oak for 16 months.

    The nose gives black cherry and plum fruits with lifted spice. The palate shows a serious wine with berry compote and sandalwood like spice, tannins are fine and acidity is focused which keeps things fresh and flowing. The finish has generosity and length and is more dark than red cherry and has plenty of structure.

    Optimal Drinking: 2022 - 2030

    Date Reviewed: 06 12, 2022

  • 2022May 20th

    2021 - The Jim Jim Three - Trophy- Best White Blend- National Wine Show Awards

  • 2022February 1st

    Jim Jim Pinot Noir - Review - Wine Hunters

    Review: Hanging Rock Winery - 2019 Jim Jim Pinot Noir - When an icon like Hanging Rock states "this is the best Pinot Noir we can make", boy do we take notice. And they're not overstating. Great texture carries notes of boysenberry jam balanced by dark spices and forest shade. This broad wine has great texture and length, yet still comes off smooth and satisfyingly delicious. A complete package Pinot and a masterpiece of integration!

  • 2021November 17th

    2021 - The Jim Jim Three- Trophy- Best White Blend- Melbourne Royal Wine Awards

  • 2021October 21st

    2021 Jim Jim Sauvignon Blanc- Trophy- Best Sauvignon Blanc- Ballarat Wine Show

  • 2021October 19th

    2021 The Jim Jim Three- Gold Medal- All Other White Varieties- Ballarat Show

    Our 2021 The Jim Jim Three has received 95 points and Gold Medal in Class 5- All Other White Varieties at this year's Ballarat Wine Show! It was just beaten by the Jim Jim Sauvignon Blanc for 'Best other White Wine Trophy' at the same show. 

  • 2021October 21st

    2019 Cambrian Rise Heathcote Shiraz - GOLD MEDAL - Ballarat Wine Show

    Our 2019 Cambrian Rise Heathcote Shiraz has received 95 points and Gold Medal in Class 14- 2019 & Older Shiraz at this year's Ballarat Wine Show!!

  • 2021September 12th

    2018 Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz- Top Gold, 97 points, 2018 Shiraz Class - 2021 Rutherglen Wine Show

    The judges notes were: Great colour, concentrated fresh dark fruits and earthy spice notes. Excellent tannin drive and fruit/ oak balance. Excellent finish. 

  • 2021September 21st

    2019 Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir- Silver Medal, 90 points, 2019 Pinot Noir Class - 2021 Rutherglen Wine Show

  • 2021August 1st

    2018 Hanging Rock Members Reserve- 2021 Top Red's- Halliday Wine Companion

    Jane Faulkner Review: A well-modulated wine, right through from the flavours to the tannins. It has all the regional dark fruits and spice and richness, yet offers some refinement. Full bodied, yes, but smooth across the palate. The tannins are ripe and detailed. The oak integrated and overall impressive.

  • 2021February 1st

    Macedon Brut Cuvée X LD - Samantha Payne - Gourmet Traveller

    For a sparkling whose base wine consists of 50 per cent reserve wine from 1998, it is astounding that this marvelous and complex drop doesn’t cost more. Less costly than most grower Champagne, it has layers of brioche and toasty notes.

  • 2022November 24th

    2021 Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir, Gold Medal, Ballarat Wine Show