Heathcote Victoria Australia


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 Events

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.


Heathcote on Show – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend – June 2019

Peregrine Ridge will be participating in Heathcote on Show over the June long weekend.  You will find us at the Mechanics Institute, 121 High Street, Heathcote offering tastings in the Guide Hall between 10am and 5pm each day.

As always, there will be some great tastings to complement our usual tasting fare:

Saturday: Screw Cap vs Cork featuring our 2009 Limited Release “French Oak” Heathcote Shiraz.

Sunday: Vertical tasting of our Limited Release “French Oak” Heathcote Shiraz range featuring wines from six vintages:  2005 (museum release, and winner of Double Gold at the 2014 China Wine and Spirits Competition); 2006 (Trophy for the Best Open Class Shiraz and Trophy for Best Red Wine in Show at the 2014 Le Concours des Vins de Victoria); 2007; 2008 (Trophy for Best Aged Red Wine at the 2014 Daylesford Wine Show); 2009; 2012.

Every day:  American Oak versus French Oak.  If you’ve heard the statement “oak matters” and you want to hone your understanding of the difference oak makes, don’t miss this one!

We are also celebrating the long weekend with tastings of our Sparkling Shiraz. We will have on tasting our 2006 Winemaker’s Reserve Sparkling Shiraz Late Disgorge which won the trophy for the Best Sparkling Red at the 2014 Australian Sparkling Wine Show.

We look forward to sharing our wines with you over the June long weekend. Limited quantities of museum releases and back vintages will be available for sale during Heathcote on Show.




For the diary

For the diary

When is the next opportunity to try our wines?



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

Address:  Railway Place, Tallarook, Victoria


Red Hill Community Market – Saturday 7 September (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

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

Maldon Market – Sunday 8 September (9am to 1.30pm) – limited range only

Address:  Fountain Street, Maldon, Victoria


Ballan Farmers’ Market – Saturday 14 September (9am to 1pm) – limited range only

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

Kyneton Farmers’ Market – Saturday 14 September (8.30am to 1pm) – limited range only

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


GasWorks Farmers’ Market – Saturday 21 September (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

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

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

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


Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market – Saturday 28 September (8am to 1pm) – limited range only

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


Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 5 & 6 October, 2019

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

Nagambie Farmers’ Market – Sunday 24 November (10am to 2pm) – limited range only

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

Bridge Mall Fresh Produce Market – Saturday 2 November (9am to 1pm) – limited range only

Address:  86 Bridge Mall, Ballarat, Victoria

Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival – Saturday 7 March 2020 (11am to 6pm)

Address:  Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill, 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

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

Address:  Spotswood Kingsville RSL, 63 The Avenue, Spotswood 

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

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

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

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

Girgarre Farmers Market – Sunday TBA (8am to 12 noon)

Address:  Station Street, Girgarre, Victoria


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