Heathcote Victoria Australia


Australia Day Long Weekend Feature Tasting

Australia Day = Australian Wine and for us our quintessentially Australian style is our American Oak Blend.

So, we thought, why not put up the 2013 American Oak Blend against its French Oak counterpart, our 2013 Limited Release.  The growing conditions were identical for each wine, as was the time on oak – 22 months.  We will even open the same closure for this tasting – both wines under screw cap.

The only difference is the type of oak the wine was matured in.  Why not come along and see for yourself what a difference oak makes!

Taste them blind if you like!

Will you side with Sue (American Oak fan) or Graeme (French Oak buff)?


Peregrine Ridge Wins Julian West Memorial Trophy at the 2018 Daylesford Wine Show

Peregrine Ridge was honoured to win the 2018 Julian West Memorial Trophy, which is the trophy for the Best Winery at the Daylesford Wine Show.

Whilst we didn’t know Julian, he is remembered as an early pioneer in winemaking in the Macedon Ranges.  The trophy is awarded to a small winery which makes its own wine, on the basis of scores for their top three wines in the show.

On receiving the trophy we were flattered to learn that we had received a medal for each of the six wines that we entered into the 2018 Daylesford Wine Show and apparently, this is the first time that the winner of this trophy has had such wine show success.



Peregrine Ridge Wins Battle of the Vines

Who makes the best Heathcote Shiraz?

The Battle of the Vines film crew arrived at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival to find out.

In a packed marquee, tension rose as the contenders for the iconic award battled it out.  About 40 different Heathcote Shiraz were entered into the competition from a large cross-section of Heathcote producers.  They went head to head against each other in a knock out competition, two at a time, to get down to the final two.

Peregrine Ridge went head to head against Heathcote Winery in the Grand Final of the Battle of the Vines.

The two wines toughing it out were the Peregrine Ridge 2006 Winemaker’s Reserve Shiraz and the Heathcote Winery 2016 Slaughterhouse Paddock Shiraz.

Peregrine Ridge went on to win the gong for the producer of the best Heathcote Shiraz.

A decade apart, it is interesting that the old wine could take on such a beauty as the 2016 Slaughterhouse Paddock and win!  It says a lot about the aging potential of Heathcote Shiraz.

Tellurian and Hennings made it to the semi-finals.  It was good to see the Mount Camel range being over-represented in the top selection of Heathcote Shiraz wines, as judged by Battle of the Vines sommeliers and members of the general public.

This was the first time the Battle of the Vines has come to Heathcote.

Peregrine Ridge will appear in Series 2 of the Battle of the Vines which will air on SBS in mid 2019.



Next Major Event


Peregrine Ridge will be returning to the Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival on Saturday 7 March at the Pioneer Settlement. The event runs from 11am – 6pm.

There are plenty of other activities too, to keep you busy all weekend, including a twilight food and wine cruise down the Murray on Friday 6 March and a “Produce & Design Market” on the Sunday.

During the festival, the Pioneer Settlement will come alive with food, wine and all the best produce from the heart of Australia’s food bowl! Don’t miss the line up of fantastic entertainers including The Black Sorrows on the main stage from 3pm. Entertainment kicks off at 11.30am with the Grape Stomp, and on the wharf visitors can enjoy the talents of local dancers and music by Jason Davies.

There will also be face painting and a jumping castle for the kids!

Tickets cost $25 per adult (includes entry, wine glass and tastings). High school students cost $10. Younger children are free.  You can book here.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!


Heathcote Wine & Food Festival – 5 & 6 October 2019

Peregrine Ridge is proud to be presenting its wines at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival. The event is being held at the Heathcote Showgrounds, Chauncey Street, Heathcote from 10.30am each day.

The Heathcote Wine and Food Festival is one of the flagship events of Heathcote where around 40 of Heathcote’s wine producers showcase some of Australia’s best Shiraz and exciting alternative varieties in one place over one great weekend. This year we will be releasing our 2013 “Limited Release” Heathcote Shiraz.

Clare Burder will be hosting tasting seminars throughout the festival. There are a broad range of seminars available ranging from “Sparkling and Rose” to “Shiraz Heaven” and you can select your topic of interest when you book your ticket.  They cost $25 each.

Tickets cost $40 per day / $65 Weekend and include a tasting glass.  You can even go up market this year with a Golden Ticket for $99 per day /$175 Weekend.  This gives you express entry to the Festival, tasting glass & HWFF wine carrier, lunch box showcasing local produce, access to priority seating, toilets and exclusive wine bar selling Heathcote Wine Show Gold-medal winning wines.  Pop online and have a look. You can even book a bus from Melbourne or Bendigo at the same time!

We will be tasting American Oak versus French Oak matured Shiraz from our 2013 vintage.  It is not often that the different oak matured wines go head to head, so come and taste the difference that oak makes!  Will you side with Graeme or Sue?

As always, there will be fabulous food and regional produce, live music and entertainment for the children.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival. It must be Shiraz Heaven!


For the diary

For the diary

When is the next opportunity to try our wines?


Our cellar door is temporarily closed but should you wish to collect packaged wine from the cellar door or receive a delivery, please call Graeme on 0411 741 772 and we will arrange that for you.  

We are currently in the middle of vintage and so we will be in and around the cellar door for the foreseeable future.

Peregrine Ridge Cellar Door, 404 Cornella-Toolleen Road, Toolleen.

If you cannot make it to Heathcote, we will be out and about from time to time as follows:


Eynesbury Farmers’ Market – Sunday 22 March (9am to 2pm) – limited range only

Address:  Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury, Victoria


Red Hill Community Market – Saturday 4 April (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Arthur’s Seat Road, Red Hill, Victoria

Tallarook Farmers’ Market – Sunday 5 April (9am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Railway Place, Tallarook, Victoria

Ballan Farmers’ Market – Saturday 11 April (9am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Mill Cottage, 92 Inglis Street, Ballan, Victoria

Maldon Market – Easter Sunday 12 April (9am to 1.30pm) – limited range only

Address:  Fountain Street, Maldon, Victoria

Park Orchards Market – Saturday 18 April (9am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Park Orchards Primary School, Corner Park Road and Bowmore Avenue, Park Orchards, Victoria

Nagambie Farmers’ Market – Sunday 26 April (10am to 2pm) – limited range only

Address:  Tahbilk Winery, 254 O’Neils Road, Tabilk via Nagambie, Victoria


GasWorks Farmers’ Market – Saturday 16 May (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, Victoria

Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market – Saturday 23 May (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria

Kyneton Farmers’ Market – Saturday TBA (8.30am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  St Paul’s Park, 35 Piper St, Kyneton, Victoria

Heathcote on Show – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, 6-8 June 2020

Address:  Mechanics Institute, 121 High Street, Heathcote, Victoria – near the Bendigo Bank ATM

Alphington Farmers’ Market – Sunday TBA (9am – 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Melbourne Innovation Centre, 2 Wingrove St, Alphington, Victoria

Bridge Mall Fresh Produce Market – Saturday TBA (9am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  86 Bridge Mall, Ballarat, Victoria

Coburg Farmers Market – Saturday TBA (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address: Coburg Primary School, 92 Bell Street, Coburg, Victoria

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market – Saturday TBA (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  Spotswood Kingsville RSL, 63 The Avenue, Spotswood, Victoria

Anglesea Riverbank Market – Sunday TBA (9am to 4pm) – limited range only

Address:  Anglesea Riverbank, Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria

Point Nepean Portsea Market – Sunday TBA (9am to 2pm) – limited range only

Address:  Quarantine Station, Point Nepean National Park, Victoria

Yarra Glen Racecourse Market – Sunday TBA (9am to 2pm) – limited range only

Address: Yarra Glen Racecourse, Armstrong Grove, Yarra Glen, Victoria

Yea Railway Market – Saturday TBA (9am to 2pm) – limited range only

Address:  12 Station Street, Yea, Victoria

Mansfield Bush Market – Saturday TBA (8am – 2pm)‬

Address:  Highett Street, Mansfield

Heathcote Wine & Food Festival October, 2020

Address:  Heathcote Showgrounds – Chauncey St & Caldwell St, Heathcote, Victoria

Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival – Saturday  6 March 2021 (11am to 6pm)

Address:  Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill, Victoria


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