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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Address: 31 Perc Boyers Lane , Pastoria East, Victoria 3444
Phone: 03 5423 5227 | Fax: 03 5423 5227
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: cobawridge.com.au
The Macedon Ranges are hiding a delicious secret, writes Jane Faulkner from The Age newspaper, Cobaw Ridge. Off an unsealed dirt road flanking the majestic Cobaw State Forest, just out of Kyneton, is an entrance to a natural amphitheatre surrounded by rows of vines and now-full dams. It is a special place and home to Cobaw Ridge, which makes Australia's finest lag rein. Owner-growers Alan and Nelly Cooper also produce excellent chardonnay, syrah and pinot noir but for more than a decade they have been championing this rare red."This is one of those out-of-the-way gems that make Victorian vineyard touring so fascinating". Cobaw Ridge is a clearing in an unspoilt forest strewn with giant boulders. There's a real middle of nowhere feel, yet it's not much more than an hour from Melbourne. Comforts include picnic area, casual terrace tables, and a rustic mud brick winery which produces distinctive cool-climate wines.Shiraz, straight or in a blend with Viognier, and Chardonnay are typically fresh and lively, and the unique Lagrein is a savoury, Italian-varietals red of real interest." Ralph Kyte-Powell"Certified organic (NASAA), adopting biodynamic practices. Alan and Nelly Cooper's five ha vineyard, justly renowned for multi-layered, wheatmealy chardonnay, peppery shiraz/viognier (syrah) and the best lagrein in the country, achieved full organic certification in 2009'' Max Allen. Certified Biodynamic in 2011, Member of Return to Terroir in 2012.
Content: Cobaw Ridge
Approximately one hour from Melbourne via the Calder Freeway, 15 minutes east of Kyneton in Victoria.
Cellar is open Thursday to Monday.
Monday, Thursday and Friday10:00am
Saturday and Sunday12:00pm
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